Two Israeli Soldiers Injured in West Bank Training Accident

This is the second training accident in the same area in a week

Yaniv Kubovich
Yaniv Kubovich
Yaniv Kubovich
Yaniv Kubovich

Two soldiers were injured on Tuesday by shrapnel from the detonation of unexploded ordnance during training in the West Bank. The accident occurred near the settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim.

An IDF spokersperson said the army is conducting an investigation on the incident.

It was the second training accident in the area in less than a week. Last Thursday, two company commanders were killed after being shot next to a base in the Jordan Valley. According to an initial probe, the two left the base in order to search for stolen equipment and were killed by an officer who had also left the base to search for the equipment.

In the begining of the month, two Israel Air Force pilots were killed in a helicopter crash during a training flight off Haifa's coast in Israel's north. The victims were identified as 38-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Erez Sachiani, who was married with three children, and 27-year-old Major Hen Fogel.

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