1 killed, 7 injured in explosion at Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg (Photo credit: WTVD)

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — One soldier was killed and seven U.S. Army personnel were injured in an explosion at Fort Bragg on Thursday morning, according to WRAL.

Staff Sgt. Alexander P. Dalida, 32, of Dunstable, Massachusetts, died in the incident.

The explosion happened on a training field and involved students and cadre at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. The victims were taken to multiple hospitals in the area.

The command is investigating the events leading up to the incident and is caring for its soldiers and their families. It was also not clear what caused the explosion.

The soldiers are members of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.