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Three German solders were slightly injured when several shells landed near them during mortar fire drills as part of the Iron Sword 2016 multinational exercise, the Lithuanian military said on Thursday.
During the  during Iron Sword exercise in 2015
During the during Iron Sword exercise in 2015
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The troops experienced some ringing in their ears after the incident at the Pabrade shooting range and were taken to hospital, but they returned to the training area shortly, Captain Paulius Babilas told BNS.

The Germans will undergo a more thorough medical examination on Saturday, he said.

The military police is investigating the incident.

Around 4,000 NATO troops are taking part in the Iron Sword exercise.

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