Explosion at Czech military site used by Ukrainian soldiers for training, nine soldiers injured

Prague, Czech Republic / Photo: EPA-EFE / Balazs Mohai HUNGARY OUT

Nine soldiers were injured in an explosion at a Czech military site used to train Ukrainian soldiers, the army said.

Two soldiers were airlifted to the University Hospital in the nearby city of Olomouc, about 200 kilometers east of the capital Prague, hospital spokesman Adam Fritcher said.

"Six were transported to the army hospital in Olomouc by ambulance vans, and one was treated on the spot," he said.

Libava, east of Olomouc, is where the Czech army has been training Ukrainian soldiers since late 2022, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February of that year.

According to the spokeswoman of the military police, Katerina Mlinkova, the injured "were not foreigners".

X's army said it had "exploded ammunition" without giving further details.

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