BSF thanks IAF for swiftly shifting injured jawans to hospital(UPDATE)

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Jodhpur, Jan. 29 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday expressed its gratitude to the Indian Air Force for airlifting two of their personnel who got injured in an accidental mortar blast to a hospital in Jodhpur.

Two BSF personnel have been killed in the explosion.

“At around 1.30 pm, an incident took place at Kishangarh Field firing range. During practice, a barrel of a mortar exploded, and two people close to the barrel died almost instantly. The other two injured have been brought to the hospital in Jodhpur,” BSF IG BR Meghwal told ANI.

“The moment the incident took place, we informed the Air Force. They helped us without a second’s delay. And, because of them we could reach the hospital in three hours whereas normally it could have taken up to eight hours,” he added.

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Two BSF men were killed and five others injured in an accidental blast in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district on Friday.

The jawans are said to be from 161 Battalion of the BSF.

The incident took place when a mortar shell exploded in a barrel during a training exercise in a firing range in Kishangarh. (ANI)

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