Bear kills Army soldier in Alaska during training

A U.S. Army soldier died after sustaining injuries in a bear attack at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska on Tuesday.
The soldier was part of small group training in an area west of Anchorage's regional landfill when the attack took place, the base said in a statement.
The 673d Security Forces Squadron responded to the incident in the area, which is closed to the public for recreation. Alaska Wildlife Troopers searched for the bear.
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It was unclear what type of bear the attack was about. Further details were not immediately available.
The soldier's name will be withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The US Army's Alaska Command is headquartered at JBER.
ABC News' Marilyn Heck and Nicholas Kerr contributed to this report.
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