IDF officer injured during training exercise

IDF officer seriously injured by another officer's weapon during military training.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Soldiers during training
Soldiers during training
IDF Spokesperson's Unit

An IDF officer was seriously injured on Wednesday by another officer's weapon during military training for company commanders in southern Israel, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

The officer was transferred for medical treatment at a hospital. His family has been notified of the incident.

The head of the IDF’s Training and Doctrine Division, Maj. Gen. Moti Baruch, decided to halt training using firearms at the national training center until the investigation of the incident is completed.

The Military Police will launch an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.