Fort Bragg Home To U.S. Army Airborne

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Multiple soldiers were injured Thursday morning following an explosion at a training field at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, according to WRAL.

Officials say that after the blast, numerous service members of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command were transported by helicopter to Womack Army Medical Center.

Reports on the number of wounded in the accident are inconsistent as details continue to emerge. At most, 15 persons are thought to be injured.

Authorities did not provide information on the conditions of the soldiers. Special Ops Command Lt. Col. Rob Bockholt told Fox News, “There are injuries, but we don't know the extent.”

The explosion is assumed to have been part of a training exercise, though Bockholt says that “what actually happened is under investigation,” according to The Hill.

The explosion took place on one of the ranges, apparently when a vehicle rolled over, according to Business Insider.

This incident comes days after an incident involving an amphibious assault vehicle at Camp Pendleton. Fifteen Marines were injured in that accident, with five being listed in critical condition.

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