US paratroopers injured during Talisman Sabre exercise

TWO American soldiers have been injured while parachuting as part of the Talisman Sabre military exercise in central Queensland.

It is understood the two paratroopers were injured due to "hard landings" during the joint US-Australian exercise at Shoalwater Bay, near Rockhampton.

One of the injured soldiers, who are both believed to be male, has been taken to hospital and will be flown to Brisbane.

Nearly 30,000 US and Australian troops took part in an amphibious landing as part the exercise.

Brigadier Bob Brown says a battalion-size group parachuted into Shoalwater Bay after a 17-hour flight straight from Alaska.

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