Conscript in Kuperjanov Infantry Battalion dies at military camp

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Members of the Kuperjanov Infantry Battalion.
Members of the Kuperjanov Infantry Battalion. Source: EDF

A conscript serving in the Kuperjanov Infantry Battalion of the Estonian Defense Forces' (EDF) 2nd Infantry Brigade died on Tuesday as a result of a gunshot wound.

According to initial information, the conscript was alone at the scene at the time on Tuesday, the Headquarters of the Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) said in a press release on Wednesday morning.

The conscript's body was found by their fellow servicemembers together with the police, at which point emergency services were called immediately.

The conscript's loved ones have been informed of their death, and the EDF is providing them with psychosocial support.

The EDF expresses its deepest condolences to the conscript's family, friends and fellow servicemembers, and is requesting that their loved ones be left to grieve in peace.

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