Six BSF men injured in mortar firing incident in Jharkhand

first_imgSix BSF personnel were on Friday injured in a mortar shell blast during firing practice in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh district.Officials said the incident was reported from the Sitagarh firing range of the force at about 1 p.m. when a 51mm mortar fell short of its desired target and injured the men.The troops were on a practice session for firing mortars when the incident happened, a senior officer said.They said the injured have been evacuated to the nearest hospital and their condition is stable.This is the second such incident reported in the BSF in about a week’s time.On March 17, a similar accident at a firing range in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan had resulted in injuries to four personnel.The Border Security Force is the country’s largest border guarding force and is tasked to secure the Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh borders.It has a training centre in Hazaribagh.last_img

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