Mine field in the Golan Heights
Mine field in the Golan HeightsIsrael news photo: Flash 90

An IDF officer in her twenties was injured Wednesday afternoon after a land mine detonated in the Nahal Sa'ar area in the Golan Heights. 

The officer was treated on-site by a military medical team and was evacuated by helicopter to Rambam Hospital in Haifa.

A preliminary investigation shows that the mine had been uncovered as the IDF worked on the border fence between Israel and Syria. Debris from the blast apparently injured the officer's legs, one of which has been amputated. 

In October 2013, a 38 year-old man was moderately injured after he walked on a land mine that detonated when he and fellow travelers explored an abandoned building near Moshav Yardena in the Beit She'an Valley. Paramedics gave him first aid at the scene and evacuated by helicopter to Rambam Hospital.

In May that year, an Engineering Corps soldier was killed in a mine explosion during anti-tank mine removal operations near the border fence in the southern Golan Heights. Two other soldiers were also injured.