At least 15 injured in explosion during training exercise at Fort Bragg

Pauline Gross
September 15, 2017

Update: The military initially reported 15 injuries in the explosion, but updated that information this afternoon to reflect that eight soldiers were injured.Task & Purpose has updated this story and will continue to do so as more information becomes available.

The soldiers are part of the U.S. Army's Special Operations Command and were training on a range at the Army base.

"It did incur injuries, but the extent of the injuries are yet to be determined", Bockholt said, according to the Army Times.

It was unknown what caused the explosion.

The soldiers were taken to the Army base's Womack Army Medical Center for treatment, said Lt. Col. Rob Bockholt, a spokesman for the U.S. Army's Special Operations Command, which is based at Fort Bragg.

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At least eight U.S.

Also, a soldier was killed Tuesday night during hoist training for medical helicopter evacuations at Fort Hood in Texas.

More than 50,000 active duty troops are attached to Fort Bragg, while Special Operations Command has about 23,000 soldiers spread over several sites.

On Wednesday there was another incident at a Marines base at Camp Pendleton, California. Five were listed in critical condition and another five were listed as serious.

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