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US soldier dies after bear attack in Alaska

 

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A U.S. soldier died of injuries sustained in a bear attack Tuesday in Alaska.

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The soldier was part of a small group in a training area west of the Anchorage Regional Landfill when the bear attacked.

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The name of the soldier was being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.

The 673d Security Forces Squadron initially responded to the incident.

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Alaska Wildlife Troopers were searching for the bear in the area, which is closed to the public for all recreation activity.

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No other information was immediately available.

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