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Five Soldiers Killed in and Near Gaza

Four soldiers were killed by a mortar shell near the border. Another was killed in action inside Gaza.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 7/28/2014, 9:59 PM

Wounded soldiers taken for treatment (archive)
Wounded soldiers taken for treatment (archive)
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Five soldiers were killed Monday in and near the Gaza Strip.

Four of the soldiers were killed by a mortar that struck a group of soldiers near the Gaza border. This is the same mortar strike that was reported earlier as killing four “Israelis.” The “Israelis” have been identified as soldiers.

Six other soldiers were seriously wounded by the mortar shell.

A fifth soldier, First Sgt. Moshe Doino, 20, of Jerusalem, was killed in the course of fighting inside Gaza in the early afternoon.

Since the campaign in Gaza began, 48 IDF officers and soldiers were killed.

The families of the dead and wounded have been notified.