Blast at U.S military base in North Carolina: 15 soldiers injured

ANI | Updated: Sep 15, 2017 03:49 IST

North Carolina [U.S.A], September 15 (ANI): As many as 15 U.S. Special Operations soldiers were injured in an explosion at a military base in U.S. state of North Carolina on Thursday.

The explosion occurred during the training session involving demolitions at Fort Bragg in North Carolina

The injured have been taken to Womack Army Medical Center, the Independent quoted Lt. Col. Rob Bockholt, a spokesman for the U.S. Army's Special Operations Command as saying.

"We're looking into an incident that occurred today on Fort Bragg, it did incur injuries, but the extent of the injuries are yet to be determined," Bockholt said.

The soldiers were students from the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School and they were at a range on base, the Army said.

This latest accident in which U.S. soldiers have been hurt came after fifteen Marines were injured yesterday at Camp Pendleton - located near San Diego, California - when their amphibious assault vehicle burst into flames during a training exercise.

Senator John McCain took to twitter and said, "In last 3 yrs, 4x as many service members died in training than combat. #FY18NDAA restores military readiness to help prevent future tragedy (sic)."(ANI)