Eight soldiers were injured during a demolitions training exercise at the U.S. Army base at Fort Bragg, N.C., on Thursday, U.S. Special Operations Command confirmed.
The extent of their injuries and cause of the incident were not released.
The explosion happened on one of the base’s training ranges when a vehicle rolled over, according to WWAY TV. Base spokesman Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt said he could not confirm the reports.
“There was an incident that occurred on one of the ranges,” Bockholt said, according to the Associated Press, adding that the command is investigating. “We’re looking into exactly what happened.”
The injured are all reportedly members of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. They were taken to a nearby medical center, WTVD reports, and their condition is yet unknown. USASOC is investigating.
The incident at Fort Bragg is the latest in a week-long string of training tragedies for the American military. It comes the day after 15 Marines were hospitalized following a fire in their amphibious vehicle during training at Camp Pendleton in California; five are in critical condition. On Tuesday, one soldier died during medical evacuation training at Fort Hood in Texas.
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