A German soldier was killed in a Nato maneuver "Trident Juncture" in Norway in a traffic accident. The Norwegian police and the Bundeswehr reported this on Saturday. According to police, the man was standing on a highway in Haltdalen near a military vehicle on Friday night when he was hit by a civilian car.
The soldier of the 5th Company of Mountaineering Batallion 232 was so badly injured that he died at the scene of the accident, said the Bundeswehr. The other soldiers who witnessed the accident are now being cared for medically.
The actual maneuver was completed on Wednesday. The association is in the follow-up of the combat exercise and prepare the relocation to Germany, it said.
In the past few weeks, around 8,000 German Bundeswehr soldiers took part in the Nato exercise "Trident Juncture" in Norway. This made Germany the second largest troop contributor to the United States. In total, about 50,000 soldiers from the 29 NATO member states as well as the partner countries Finland and Sweden took part. The aim of the maneuver was to send a signal of deterrence to Russia and to train for the so-called case of alliance.