IDF soldiers near Gaza border 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Amir Cohen)
An IDF soldier was lightly injured by an explosive device that blew up near his tank on the Gaza border on Thursday.
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The injured soldier was evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba with shrapnel wounds.
The IDF had originally reported that the soldier had been injured by an anti-tank missile.
The attack came after the Israel Air Force (IAF) attacked a terrorist tunnel
in northern Gaza overnight Tuesday. Precise hits were identified in the
attack, and all IAF aircraft returned safely to their bases, according
to an IDF statement. Gaza sources said there were no casualties in the
Earlier Tuesday, two Palestinians were killed after the IAF bombed a Global Jihad terror cell
preparing to launch a rocket into Israel in the central Gaza Strip.
The attack was a joint IDF-Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) operation
and the two Palestinians killed were identified as Mohammed Said and
Kamal Abu Moamer, two known Global Jihad operatives based in the
southern Gaza Strip. Security officials said that the two were attacked
as they were preparing to launch a rocket into Israel.