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1 dead, 7 wounded injured in explosion at Fort Bragg

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Posted at 11:02 AM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 00:08:59-04

One soldier has been killed and seven others have been injured after an explosion occurred during a training exercise at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

WTVD-TV reports that the explosion occurred when a vehicle rolled over. Reports originally indicated that as many as 15 soldiers had been injured.

WTVD reported that Staff Sgt. Alexander P. Dalida, 32, of Dunstable, Massachusetts, died during a training exercise. 

According to to WRAL-TV, the soldiers were transported to a local hospital via medical helicopter. All the solider were part of the Army Special Operations Command, or USASOC.

"There was an incident that occurred on one of the ranges," Lt. Col. Rob Bockholt told WTVD, and he added that the command is investigating. "We're looking into exactly what happened."