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Soldier Hurt in Accidental Shooting

Soldier in moderate condition following shooting in apparent accident in Golan.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 11/24/2013, 1:38 PM

Soldiers in training exercise (illustrative)
Soldiers in training exercise (illustrative)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

A soldier serving in the Golan region suffered a gunshot wound to the leg on Sunday. The soldier’s injury appears to have been caused by an accidental weapons discharge.

He was evacuated by helicopter to a hospital, where he is in moderate condition.

The IDF is investigating the circumstances.

Last week two soldiers suffered light-to-moderate wounds in an accident on Israel’s northern border. The two were hurt when explosives they were working with detonated before they were at a safe distance.

There have been two other accidental shootings in the IDF in recent months, as well. In one case a soldier was moderately wounded when he was hit by a bullet due to a commander’s mistake while cleaning a weapon.

In the other case, a soldier accidently shot himself in the leg, and suffered moderate injuries.