Reports indicate that over a dozen soldiers have been injured after an explosion at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
The explosion reportedly happened during a training exercise, although it is unclear what caused the explosion at this time.
While Fort Bragg has yet to release an official statement at this time, Lt. Col. Rob Bockholt, a spokesman for U.S. Army Special Operations Command, said officials do not yet know the exact number of injured soliders or the extent of those injuries. Bockholt also could not clairfy what caused the injuries.
“There was an incident that occurred on one of the ranges,” Lt. Col. Rob Bockholt said. “We’re looking into exactly what happened.”
According to Bockholt, the injured soldiers belong to a unit under USASOC’s command and that the USASOC is investigating the incident.
While the exact number of injured has yet to be confirmed, early reports indicated that 15 were injured and they were transported to the Womack Army Medical Center.
About Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is a military installation of the United States Army and is the largest military installation in the world (by population) with more than 50,000 active duty personnel.
The installation is located within Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett and Moore counties. The installation borders the towns of Fayetteville, Spring Lake and Southern Pines.
The fort is named for Confederate General Braxton Bragg.
It is home to the Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps and is the headquarters of the United States Army Special Operations Command, which oversees the U.S. Army 1st Special Forces Command and 75th Ranger Regiment.It is also home to the U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and Womack Army Medical Center.