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A soldier, 18, was seriously wounded Saturday after another soldier, who is apparently his friend, shot him with his personal weapon. Police suspect that the bullet was accidentally discharged when one of the soldiers was playing with the weapon.

Police said that around midnight Friday, a report was received in the police hotline, about gunshots that were heard in an apartment on Yehuda Hayamit Street in Yafo.

Magen David Adom emergency teams rushed to the scene and found the soldier wounded and bleeding.

The soldier was evacuated to Wolfson Hospital in Holon. He was conscious.

The Investigative Military Police have launched an investigation.