IDF soldiers wounded by stray bullets in separate incidents

The non-fatal accidents occur just weeks after an Israeli-American lone soldier was killed in a grenade blast.

July 28, 2016 22:13
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IDF soldiers carry a comrade on a stretcher, who was wounded during an operation in Gaza, outside northern Gaza July 20, 2014.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

An IDF soldier was moderately wounded on Thursday, after being hit by a bullet discharged from his own rifle.

The incident took place at an IDF base in the Jerusalem area, and the soldier was evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where he is undergoing treatment. The full circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.

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It was the second day of wounding a soldier due to accidental bullet, after a soldier attached to the Golani infantry brigade was lightly wounded by a stray bullet during a training exercise in the Golan Heights. The soldier received first aid treatment on site, and was evacuated by military ambulance to the Ziv hospital in Safed.

Today's events occur about a week and a half after two Israeli soldiers were killed, including a lone soldier from the US, and two others were seriously injured by a grenade blast near Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights.

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