Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Two Danish soldiers shot in Sweden

Share this article

15:02 CET+01:00
Two Danish soldiers have been injured in a shooting incident at a military training zone outside Karlsborg in western Sweden.

The pair received gunshot wounds to the legs during an international training operation.

The two were injured when live ammunition was fired as part of an exercise carried out inside a house.

Both are being treated for their injuries at Skövde Hospital. Neither of the soldiers are seriously wounded, according to the Swedish Armed Forces.

The exercise involved military personnel from Sweden and three other countries.

In a statement, the Armed Forces said they would not reveal any further details about the operation since it involved the training of specialist units and was therefore confidential.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

The ‘fairytale' boarding school nestled in a Swedish village

The words ‘boarding' and ‘school' often summon images of strict teachers, drab dormitories and downcast children. That image couldn't be further from reality at Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket (SSHL), where boarders describe the ‘fairytale' school as a home away from home.

Advertisement