Updated at 11:30,08-12-2016

Conscript Soldier Dies at Live Fire Exercise

A conscript soldier of special operations forces has been killed during a routine live fire exercise, said the press office of the Belarusian defense ministry.

The man sustained fatal wounds as a result of careless handling of a firearm, the press office said without giving any additional details of the incident.

A commission of the defense ministry and the Belarusian Militarys Prosecutors Office is probing the death.
The ministry has extended its condolences to the soldiers relatives and friends and provided assistance to the family as required by the law, according to the report.