VILNIUS, June 7 (Xinhua) -- Thirteen U.S. soldiers were injured on Thursday in a traffic accident involving four U.S. Stryker armored fighting vehicles (AFV) amid intensive military vehicle movement during military trainings in Lithuania.
The accident took place when a column of U.S. Strykers were moving to the training facilities in Southwestern Lithuania. Four AFVs collided during the incident, informed the Lithuanian Defense Ministry.
"13 U.S. soldiers have suffered different levels of severity of injuries. They have been taken to the hospital for medical examination," said the ministry in a statement.
The authorities are still investigating what had caused the accident.
"Civilian vehicles were not involved in the accident," press officer for Lithuanian Army captain Tomas Pakalniskis told Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT.
The U.S. soldiers involved in the accident have been attending international military drill Saber Strike 2018 currently held in Lithuania and other Baltic States.