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3 US Service Members Injured, 1 Critically, Working On Biden’s Gaza Pier

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Three US service members were injured, one critically, while working on the Army’s Gaza aid pier on Thursday.

The troops had been working to deliver humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip on the temporary floating pier that the US completed last week, US Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, deputy commander of US Central Command told Reuters.

The incident marks the first injuries for US forces during the operation.

Two service members suffered a sprained ankle and a minor back injury.

“Two were very minor, routine injuries. Those individuals returned to duty,” Cooper said.

A third service member, who was injured on a ship at sea, was medically evacuated to a hospital in Israel, he said.

A U.S. defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Reuters the individual was in critical condition.

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