One American soldier was killed and four others wounded in a live firing exercise by tanks, the army announced Tuesday.
The Army's V Corps said the accident occurred shortly before midnight Monday at the Grafenwoehr training area, about 30 miles northeast of Nuremberg, during simultaneous live firing by a platoon of M-1 Abrams tanks and M-3 Bradley tanks.
'Two of the Bradleys were inadvertently hit by rounds fired from an Abrams tank,' the announcement said. 'One of the Bradleys caught on fire.'
The name of the dead soldier was withheld until his family was notified.
Two soldiers, Pfc. Michael R. Williams and Pfc. Thomas S. Nelson, were evacuated to the Nuremberg hospital for treatment of first and second degree burns. The army said they were in stable condition.
Staff Sgt. Troy R. Chase and Sgt. Daryl L. Hope were evacuated to the Grafenwoehr dispensary where they were treated for burns and released.
All the soldiers were members of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.
The army said a board of officers was appointed to investigate the accident.