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4 US soldiers hurt when Apache helicopters collide at Camp Humphreys

An AH-64D Apache attack helicopter takes part in a drill at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Aug. 2, 2016. Four U.S. soldiers were injured when two Apaches collided Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at Camp Humphreys, South Korea.

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By KIM GAMEL | STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 12, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea — Two Apache helicopters collided Friday at Camp Humphreys, injuring four U.S. soldiers, a spokesman said.

The AH-64 helicopters were getting ready to take off when the collision occurred at the base south of Seoul, said Lt. Col. Richard Hyde, the 2nd Infantry Division spokesman.

The four soldiers were taken to nearby hospitals with minor injuries, but all have been released, he said Sunday.

The military did not give a cause, saying an investigation is under way.

Last November, two pilots were killed when an Apache attack helicopter crashed during a routine training mission 50 miles east of Camp Humphreys.

About 28,500 U.S. servicemembers are stationed in South Korea, which remains technically at war with the North after the 1950-53 conflict ended with an armistice instead of a peace treaty.

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