2 IDF soldiers injured during training exercises in the north

Soldiers, listed as moderately and lightly injured, were evacuated by helicopter to hospital for treatment. IDF to probe incident.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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IDF Spokesperson's Unit

On Monday morning, two IDF soldiers were injured during a training exercise in northern Israel. One was listed as being in moderate condition, while the second was lightly injured after a military engineering tool malfunctioned during the training exercising in the Golan Heights.

The injured were transported by helicopter to Rambam Hospital in Haifa for treatment.

The incident in still under investigation.

This accident is the latest training accident in the Golan Height in recent years.

In September 2017, Lieutenant Avshaom Armoni and Staff Sergeant Avinam David Cohen, serving in Battalion 411 of the Artillery Corps, were both killed when a cannon misfired during a training exercise in the Golan Heights.

In March of 2016, there was a serious training accident in the Golan, when a tank crew fired a shell without identifying a specific target and without receiving permission to fire. In that incident, the shell hit another tank that had just gotten into its firing range.

Luckily, no one was hurt in that incident, which only resulted in damage to the tank.