Fort Bragg paratrooper dies during training accident: Officials

Fort Bragg officials said a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division died during training operations on Monday.

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We are following a tragic accident at Fort Bragg here in the ABC 11 Eyewitness News breaking news center.

The army says an 82nd Airborne paratrooper has been killed in a training accident at Fort Bragg.

As you know, Fort Bragg is located northwest of Fayetteville. And the aircraft used to transport the paratroopers for those drops is here at Pope Army Airfield.

Most of the drop zones, as they're called, are in this rural area to the west of Fort Bragg.

The army has not yet said at which drop zone this tragic accident happened today, or if it happened somewhere else on post.

The only details we have right now, very limited. Coming in from Fort Bragg right now, that an 82nd Airborne paratrooper has been killed in a training accident on post today.

The army says we'll get more information -- They'll be releasing more information, the details and the name of the soldier who was killed, 24 hours after the next of kin has been notified.

We'll bring you more as we get it, here under the breaking news center.