A SOLDIER was fighting for life in hospital after being injured by a grenade in a training exercise.
The squaddie was carrying out drills at the Warcop training area in Cumbria on Friday afternoon.
An Army source said the soldier had been using a grenade when the incident took place.
He was rushed to hospital and army bosses have launched an investigation.
An Army spokesperson said: “We are aware of an incident at the Warcop Training Area.
“As the matter is currently under investigation it would be inappropriate to comment further.”
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