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Soldiers Hurt in Golan Explosion

Four soldiers injured in explosion during training, two in serious condition.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 12/10/2013, 4:16 PM

IDF tanks in the Golan
IDF tanks in the Golan
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Four soldiers were injured in the Golan on Tuesday afternoon in what appears to have been a training accident.

Their injuries were reportedly caused by an explosion in a tank during a drill. The IDF is investigating the accident.

Two of the injured were evacuated to hospital in serious condition, and the other two are reportedly in moderate condition.

In October a soldier was injured by a stray bullet from a gun in a Merkava tank. Just days earlier, two soldiers were injured when the tank they were in overturned during a routine training exercise.

Soldiers have also been injured in recent attacks. In early October two soldiers serving in the Golan were injured by cross-border fire. Just three weeks later, five soldiers were wounded when Gaza terrorists set off a bomb as soldiers worked to destroy a terror tunnel leading from Gaza to the western Negev.