Ammunition blast at Czech army training area kills one, army says

PRAGUE (Reuters) -An ammunition explosion at a Czech army training area killed one soldier and injured eight others as well as one civilian on Monday, the army said.

The explosion occurred at the Libava training area in the east of the Czech Republic, it said in a statement.

The explosion of unspecified ammunition occurred during an exercise being conducted by explosive disposal experts, the army said.

(Reporting by Jan Lopatka and Jason HovetEditing by Gareth Jones and Bernadette Baum)