Sunday, June 22, 2003

U.S. Marine Killed Training in Horn of Africa
CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti, 22 JUNE 2003 — An explosion that may have been caused by a bomb dropped from a B-52 killed a U.S. Marine and wounded eight U.S. service members during a Sunday training exercise in this Horn of Africa nation, U.S. Central Command said.

The explosion occurred near forces at Godoria Bombing Range, along the northern coast of Djibouti (search), a Central Command statement said.

The names of the victim and injured were being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Two service members were treated for minor injuries and returned to their units. The other six injured were transported to Bouffard Hospital in Djibouti, where they were in stable condition, said Capt. Will Klumpp, a spokesman for the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. MORE

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