IDF soldier seriously injured by a grenade explosion

Soldier injured in grenade explosion during training exercise in southern Israel.

Arutz Sheva North America,

Military ambulance
Military ambulance

An IDF soldier from the Artillery Corps was seriously injured on Friday from a grenade that exploded during a training exercise at the Shivta base in southern Israel.

The soldier was evacuated to a military clinic and subsequently taken to the Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva, where it was determined his hand needed to be amputated.

The Commander of the GOC Army Headquarters, Kobi Barak, ordered the establishment of a team of experts to investigate the circumstances of the incident.

It was also decided to stop using grenades during training exercises until the initial investigation is concluded.

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