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IDF soldier injured by shrapnel during training in south

Combat troop hit in the neck and moderately wounded at the Tze’elim army base; incident reportedly occurred while two units were operating in same area; IDF to investigate

Illustrative: Israeli soldiers from the Paratroopers Brigade take part in a training exercise where they practice door-to-door combat in inhabited areas in Tze'elim, southern Israel, July 10, 2014. (Flash90)
Illustrative: Israeli soldiers from the Paratroopers Brigade take part in a training exercise where they practice door-to-door combat in inhabited areas in Tze'elim, southern Israel, July 10, 2014. (Flash90)

A combat soldier was hit in the neck by shrapnel on Monday evening during an apparent training accident in southern Israel.

The soldier was taken to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba in moderate condition, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

He was wounded during a training exercise at the Tze’elim military base.

Apparently, a separate unit was training in the same area at the same time, leading to the accident, the Ynet news site reported.

The army said it has launched an investigation into the incident.

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