Army officials say six soldiers are recovering after lightning struck during a field exercise at Fort Drum in northern New York.

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Army officials say six soldiers are recovering after lightning struck during a field exercise at Fort Drum in northern New York.

A Fort Drum spokeswoman says the soldiers were training on a range when lightning hit the area around 9:15 p.m. Thursday.

Officials say six soldiers were taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening. Spokeswoman Julie Halpin says four returned to duty as of Friday morning, while two remain hospitalized.

The nature of the injuries and details of the lightning strike haven’t been released.

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In August 2012, a lightning strike injured 10 New Jersey National Guard soldiers who were training at Fort Drum, 70 miles north of Syracuse.

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