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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Estonian Army Deaths

TALLINN, Estonia () -- The Estonian government has promised to look into the high number of deaths among conscripts serving in the former Soviet republic's 3,500-man army.

About 40 soldiers died doing military service last year, the Baltic News Service said. Estonia's general army headquarters would not confirm this figure, but on Wednesday said 10 soldiers, including six conscripts, committed suicide in 1995.

Estonian army headquarters disputed the media figure, saying there were only 17 deaths last year.