Soldier shot dead in NT
AN Australian soldier was shot and killed at a remote Northern Territory military training base yesterday.
Defence said in a statement the soldier, understood to be in his 20s, had been taking part in a “routine” training drill at Mount Bundey Training Area, about 100km south of Darwin.
“(The) Army has instigated a suspension of training activities across its combat brigades to review risk assessment processes and training safety management,” the statement said.
The base is used frequently for joint Australian-US training exercises when US Marines are stationed in the Top End. It is unclear whether Marines were involved in the exercise.
Former Sea World polar bear Henry celebrates his fourth birthday in Canada. Picture: COCHRANE POLAR BEAR HABITAT