IDF soldier lightly wounded from mortar shell shrapnel in w. Negev

An IDF soldier was lightly wounded late Tuesday night after a mortar shell fired by Palestinians in Gaza exploded near his position in the western Negev. Another soldier suffered from shock as a result of the attack. Both were taken to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba for further treatment. Two other mortar shells landed in the western Negev late Tuesday night, but neither caused damage or injury.