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Explosion at US Marine exercise causes casualties: officials

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An explosion ripped through a US Marine Corps training exercise in Nevada on Tuesday, causing several casualties among the marines, military officials said.

A Marine Corps spokesman confirmed that the explosion happened during a training exercise at the Hawthorne army depot in Nevada, but would provide no other details.

Separately, a military official told AFP on condition of anonymity that there were several casualties.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/explosion-at-us-marine-exercise-causes-casualties-officials