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More than a half dozen Marines have been killed in a training exercise near Reno.

The Marine Corps says seven Marines were killed during live fire training at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. It's part of the Joint Munitions Command. There is ammunition stored and disposed of there but the Marines say the incident happened during a mortar firing exercise late Monday night.

Besides the seven Marines killed several others with the 2nd Marine Division were injured. The cause is under investigation.
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