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Fort Bragg says 2 bodies found in training area

A sign at one of the entrances to Fort Bragg. (Fish Cop./WikiCommons)

Army investigators are trying to determine the circumstances behind the deaths of two men after their bodies were found at Fort Bragg on Wednesday.

The two bodies were found in a training area on post, according to a statement released by Fort Bragg officials Thursday. The deaths are not related to official unit training, it said.

Special agents with the Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the deaths, the statement said.

“No further information is available at this time due to the sensitive nature of the ongoing investigation and the pending notification of next of kin,” the statement said.

Fort Bragg is one of the largest military complexes in the world, according to the post’s website.

The post covers nearly 172,000 acres, including more than 146,000 acres that are used for training. It has six drop zones and four impact areas for its 87 ranges.

Fort Bragg also is the largest post in the Army by population, with more than 50,000 people. The post is known as the “Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces,” but it first housed troops learning how to fire cannons when it was founded more than a century ago.

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