3 US Soldiers Killed at Fort Stewart in Georgia

3 others also injured when armored vehicle gets in an accident
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 20, 2019 1:00 PM CDT
3 US Soldiers Killed at Fort Stewart in Georgia
Soldiers of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team representing units from across the state salute their commanders and loved ones at Cottrell Field as they return home from deployment to Afghanistan on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Fort Stewart in Georgia.   (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

US Army officials say three soldiers were killed and three others were injured when the armored vehicle they were riding in was involved in an accident during training at Fort Stewart in Georgia, the AP reports. Officials with the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's 3rd Infantry Division said in a news release that the accident occurred early Sunday morning. The release had few additional details, and a spokesman said the Army was not saying anything more. The soldiers were with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and were in a Bradley fighting vehicle. They were not immediately identified. The Army says the three injured soldiers were evacuated and taken to an Army hospital, where they were being evaluated and treated.

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