IDF soldier dies from errant gunshot

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 7, 2009 01:34

An IDF soldier from the Golani Brigade who was seriously wounded after being accidentally shot in the back during a training exercise in the Golan Heights died of his wounds late Thursday night, the IDF Spokesperson confirmed. The IDF said that the soldier was shot accidentally by a fellow soldier. He was airlifted to Ziv Hospital in Safed. Witnesses from within the base said that the bullet was fired because several soldiers had been playing a game involving their guns. According to the preliminary IDF investigation, the soldier was hit by gunfire from an adjacent tent.


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