Soldiers hurt in explosion during training exercise at Fort Bragg

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An Army spokesman says eight soldiers have been injured in an explosion during a training exercise on Fort Bragg.

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

According to Lt. Col. Rob Bockholt, the soldiers were taken to the Womack Army Medical Center for treatment.

U.S. Army Special Command is investigating, CBS affiliate WNCN-TV reports.

“There was an incident that occurred on one of the ranges,” Bockholt told WNCN-TV. “We’re looking into exactly what happened.” 

Bockholdt didn’t yet know the extent of the injuries. He also could not say what exactly caused them.

According to WNCN-TV, Fort Bragg has about 57,000 military personnel attached to the base. The Special Operations Command has around 23,000 soldiers spread throughout multiple sites.

The incident remains under investigation. 

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