Young soldier shot and killed during live fire training incident on Spain’s Costa Blanca

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LEGION DEATH: The soldier was shot during a live fire training exercise. Photo credits: Shutterstock / Facebook


A YOUNG member of the Spanish Legion has died after being shot during a training exercise in Alicante.

The 22-year-old soldier, Alejandro Jimenez Cruz, from Palma de Mallorca, but stationed in Viator (Almeria) was taking part in a live fire exercise involving around 100 soldiers yesterday (Monday) evening.

The Legionnaire was rushed by military ambulance to hospital but lost his battle for life before he reached there.

Spain’s Ministry of Defence has opened an investigation into the incident.

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