Six BSF troopers injured in accidental blast

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Jaipur, May 30 (IANS) Six Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were injured on Tuesday morning when a mortar shell accidentally exploded during a training exercise at a field firing range here in Rajasthan. Two of the injured were in critical condition, an official said.

The incident took place around 8.30 a.m. at the Kishangarh firing range near the Pakistan border.

“Six of our troopers were injured when a 51 mm mortar shell exploded after a short fall. Two of the injured are in critical condition,” a BSF official said.

The injured were being treated at a hospital in Ramgarh while those critically injured were airlifted to the Army Hospital at Jodhpur, the official added.

In a similar accident in January, two BSF personnel died and three others, including a deputy commandant, were injured when an 81 mm mortar shell accidentally exploded at the same firing range.

–IANS

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