Suspect infiltrates IDF base, stabs soldier - report

The soldiers were lightly injured and the incident is reportedly under investigation.

IDF troops searching for terrorist who committed the shooting attack near Dolev (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
IDF troops searching for terrorist who committed the shooting attack near Dolev
(photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
An unidentified person infiltrated an IDF base Monday morning, stabbing two soldiers, Channel 13 reported.

According to Channel 13, the suspect, armed with a wire cutter and a knife, infiltrated a military base on the kibbutz of Mishmar HaNegev in southern Israel, near the Bedouin city of Rahat, north of Beersheba.

The suspect was reportedly discovered by two IDF soldiers who were guarding the base, who told him to stop moving. Continuing to head toward the soldiers, the man was confronted by the two, trying to attack them, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit reported.

After a short fight, the suspect stabbed one of the soldiers. The soldier, who received a minor injury to his arm, was treated at the scene, according to the unit. A Givati infantry force was called to the area and is now reportedly searching for the suspect together with police forces.
An investigation into the incident was launched by Israel Police and the IDF's Military Police.

This is a developing story.