Soldiers Hurt in Golan Explosion

Four soldiers injured in explosion during training, two in serious condition.

Maayana Miskin,

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.