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Military Bans Mortars After Marine Deaths

Military Bans Mortars After Marine Deaths
Posted March 20th, 2013 @ 11:02am by By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The Pentagon has issued a "blanket suspension" on all 60mm mortar rounds until it can figure out what went wrong in the tragic mortar blast that killed seven Marines in Nevada on Monday night, reports CBS. The move follows an earlier ban on rounds that were manufactured along with the mortar in question, which exploded while still in its firing tube at the Hawthorne Army Depot.

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