WASHINGTON, (BM) – At least two soldiers died as a result of an incident with shooting at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota yesterday, June 1. This was reported by the press service of the unit, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
According to updated data, the incident happened around 04:30 local time, as a result of which two active servicemen of the 319th reconnaissance wing died. What caused the incident has not yet been reported. It is known that at present there is no threat to the life of the remaining military personnel.
The identities of security officials will be disclosed 24 hours after notification of relatives. At the Grand Forks Air Force Base, RQ-4B Global Hawk reconnaissance drones are deployed.
According local sources the shooting occurred in a dorm facility on the base that primarily hosts single, enlisted airmen early in their military careers. Officials were making mental health care specialists available for anyone impacted by the shooting, the sources said.
Grand Forks AFB is located in eastern North Dakota, about 80 miles south of the U.S.-Canada border. It houses the 319th Reconnaissance Wing, an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance unit, which primarily operates RQ-4 Global Hawk drones for commanders around the world, according to the Air Force. It also supports U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers who fly unarmed MQ-9 Predator drones from Grand Forks AFB.
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