Fifteen U.S. soldiers were rushed to the hospital today after a massive explosion at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
ABC11 reported that the explosion occurred during a training accident and resulted in multiple injuries. The injured soldiers were rushed to Womack Army Medical Center.
BREAKING: Army spokesman says special operations soldiers injured in explosion during training at North Carolina's Fort Bragg.
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Initial reports say that the explosion happened after a vehicle rolled over on a remote part of the base.
Over 50,000 active duty personnel are attached to Fort Bragg, which is the largest Army installation by population and covers about 161,000 acres in Fayetteville. The injured soldiers are members of the Special Operations Command.
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“There are injuries but we don’t know extent,” said Special Ops Command Lt Col Rob Bockholt.
We will update you further as this story develops.