Israeli soldier killed during training exercise

July 4, 2017 20:23


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An IDF officer was injured on Tuesday night during a training exercise in Hebron and taken to hospital in Jerusalem. He was later pronounced dead, according to an IDF spokesperson.

A stray bullet discharged from a weapon during the exercise, fatally injuring the officer.

The victim was named by the IDF as David Golovanchic, 22, from Efrat. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Roni Numa has appointed a committee to investigate the incident. In addition military police have opened their own investigation.

Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen.Gadi Eisenkot announced that there will be a moratorium on training exercises on Thursday and the IDF will conduct a safety awareness day for all soldiers.

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