Seven Marines Killed During Training Exercise in Nevada

September 27, 2013 Updated Mar 19, 2013 at 12:56 PM EDT

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Seven Marines Killed During Training Exercise in Nevada

September 27, 2013 Updated Mar 19, 2013 at 12:56 PM EDT

(ABC News) According to a report from ABC News, at least seven U.S. Marines were killed and seven others were injured during a mortar firing exercise in Nevada, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

According to the ABC News report:

The Marines were all from the 2nd Marine Division based at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and were training at the Hawthorne Army Depot 140 miles southeast of Reno, Nev., when a mortar exploded shortly before 10 p.m. Monday.

The injured were taken to area hospitals, according to a statement from the Marines.

Read the entire ABC News report HERE.