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120 mm mortar exploded during weapons training exercise at a firing range in Mykolaiv region
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One serviceman dies, eight wounded during military drills in southern Ukraine reports:

According to the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, one Ukrainian soldier was killed due to the mortar explosion as the troops were practicing with artillery. The accident took place at Shyrokyi Lan firing range in Mykolaiv region, southern Ukraine.

According to the preliminary report, another two men suffered heavy injuries; six more were easily wounded.

The investigation into the accident is underway, no conclusions have been reported so far. 

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