IDF releases names of officer and soldier killed in Hezbollah attack

January 28, 2015 19:31

The IDF on Wednesday evening released the names of the IDF officer and soldier who were killed in an earlier Hezbollah attack on the Lebanese border.

Cap. Yochai Kalangel, an officer in the Tsavar Battalion of the Givati Brigade, 25, from Har Gilo lost his life in the anti-tank missile attack on the IDF vehicle he was riding in. He will be post-humously promoted to major.

Sgt. Dor Haim Nini, a 20-year-old soldier in the Tsavar Battalion from Shtulim was also killed in the attack. Nini will be posthumously promoted to the rank of Staff-Sergeant.

Seven other soldiers were lightly-to-moderately injured in the attack and were recovering in hospitals in the North.

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