After 8 soldiers killed in Rafah, Hagari says IDF checking if armored vehicle was hit by anti-tank missile

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Regarding this morning’s deadly incident in southern Gaza’s Rafah, in which eight combat engineers were killed, IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari says the military is also investigating the possibility that the Namer armored combat engineering vehicle (CEV) was hit by an anti-tank missile.

According to an initial IDF probe, the CEV was hit by an explosive, possibly a planted bomb.

“Following this difficult incident, a team of experts of the Defense Ministry and IDF will examine the armored vehicle and all the details of the incident, until we reach findings,” he says in a press conference.

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