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Published March 19, 2013, 09:40 AM

Mortar explosion in Nevada kills 7 North Carolina unit Marines

HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) — A mortar shell explosion killed seven Marines and injured a half-dozen more during mountain warfare training in Nevada's high desert, prompting the Pentagon to immediately halt the use of some of the weapons worldwide until an investigation can determine their safety, officials said Tuesday.

By: PAULINE JELINEK,Associated Press SCOTT SONNER,Associated Press, Associated Press

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