4 IDF Soldiers Injured In Accidental Rocket Explosion

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2 officers, 2 other soldiers lightly injured in training exercise in southern Israel after ‘infantry viper’ rocket explodes. 2 hospitalized.

Ido Ben Porat, 27/06/19 11:09

Two IDF officers and two other soldiers were lightly injured Wednesday night when explosives were detonated as a result of “poor professional operations,” the IDF said.

The incident occurred during an exercise at a military base in southern Israel.

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Two of the soldiers were evacuated to the hospital for medical treatment.

Following the incident, the senior combat engineering officer was instructed not to use the “infantry viper,” an explosive-filled rocket attached to a string of bombs, in engineering corps training until the end of the investigation and presentation of its findings.


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