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Six US soldiers injured in Poland crash

Operation Bull Run successfully demonstrated the Battlegroup Polands high level of operational readiness to conduct complex movements across a synchronized front showing the results of the Battlegroup's dedication to proficiency and training. NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland comprised of U.S., U.K., Croatian and Romanian soldiers who serve with the Polish 15th Mechanized Brigade as a defense and deterrence force in northeast Poland. (Sgt. Arturo Guzman/Tennessee Army National Guard)

Six U.S. soldiers were injured in a traffic accident in Poland, where they were conducting a routine mission, the military said Monday.

The accident happened on Sunday in Karliki, a town in central Poland near the city of Zagan, which is one of the main hubs for the U.S. Army in the country. The soldiers were conducting a “routine administrative movement” around 2 p.m. when the accident occurred, an Army statement said.

The soldiers, who were taken to a local hospital for treatment, are assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command based out of Kaiserslautern, Germany. A seventh soldier involved in the crash was not injured, the statement said.

The conditions of the soldiers will not be released until all of the families have been notified, it said. No local citizens were injured during the accident.

The 21st TSC is U.S. Army Europe’s logistics command, which helps resupply forces forward positioned in Poland and other countries along NATO’s eastern flank.

The Army is assisting local authorities as they investigate the accident, the 21st TSC said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the soldiers and their families,” Maj. Selwyn Johnson, 21st TSC spokesman, said in a statement.


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