Nine personnel of Border Security Forces (BSF) were injured on Tuesday in a mortar firing practice session at Kishangarh field firing range near Jaisalmer. The troops were taking part in a firing exercise at 8.30 am when a 51 mm mortar missed its target and hit the ground near the nine BSF jawans instead.
Two out of the nine are critically injured and one of them will be air evacuated to a hospital in Jodhpur. The rest who suffered injuries are being treated in Jaisalmer, PTI reports said.
Earlier, in March this year, a similar incident took place where four personnel were wounded in Rajasthan where the BSF forces are deployed along the India-Pakistan border.