LISBON, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Five army officers and two sergeants were detained in Portugal on Thursday by the judicial police, local newspaper Jornal de Noticias reported.
Police detained a lieutenant colonel among the five officials, as well as three lieutenants and a captain, according to Jornal de Noticias.
The detentions came amid an investigation into the death of two young military learners during a group commander course in September.
During the course, 11 soldiers were also injured, with Army Chief Rovisco Duarte ordering an investigation to be opened.
The police was supported by Portugal's public prosecutor and the investigation has also found two army nurses to be guilty.