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Soldier Dies after Accidental Training Exercise Shooting

Army officials say they're investigating the death of a soldier during a routine training exercise near Fort Smith, Arkansas. 

Officials from the 4th Brigade, Tenth Mountain Division, say the soldier was shot during a live-fire training exercise.

He was then taken to a hospital, where he died 40 minutes later.

The Army has not released the soldier's name and an investigation is under way to determine what went wrong and where the fatal shot came from.

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