1 killed, 7 in­jured in ex­plo­sives train­ing in­ci­dent at Fort Bragg

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FORT BRAGG | A train­ing ex­er­cise in­volv­ing de­mo­li­tions killed one spe­cial forces sol­dier and in­jured seven oth­ers at the Army’s largest base Thurs­day, just a day af­ter 15 Marines were hurt in a fire while train­ing in Cal­i­for­nia.

The sol­diers were taken to sev­eral hos­pi­tals, in­clud­ing the Wo­mack Army Med­i­cal Cen­ter on base for treat­ment, said Lt. Col. Rob Bock­holt, a spokesman for the U.S. Army’s Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Com­mand, which is based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

Staff Sgt. Alexan­der P. Dal­ida, 32, of Dun­sta­ble, Mas­sachusetts, was killed dur­ing the ex­er­cise, Lt. Col. Bock­holt said.

In a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, a sol­dier was killed Tues­day while par­tic­i­pat­ing in med­i­cal he­li­copter evac­u­a­tion train­ing.

Fort Hood of­fi­cials say the air­craft crew was do­ing hoist train­ing when 28-year-old Staff Sgt. Sean Devoy was killed on a range south of an air­field at the post in Killeen.

Of­fi­cials say the HH-60M air­craft and crew were from the 1st In­fantry Divi­sion at Fort Ri­ley in Kansas.

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