US Army soldier killed by bear in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A soldier with the U.S. Army has died after a bear attack during a training exercise.

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In a news release, officers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson said that the soldier had been with a small group training west of the Anchorage Regional Landfill.

The soldier has not been identified, pending next-of-kin notification, The Associated Press reported.

Officials said that Alaska Wildlife Troopers are continuing their search for the animal in the training area, which is closed to the public.

The type of bear involved in the attack was not made available, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

The base said more information would be released after the victim’s family was notified.