Gaza blast that killed 6 soldiers occurred near group of Israeli reporters in Bureij

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

A large explosion is seen in central Gaza's Bureij, which killed six IDF combat engineers, January 8, 2024. (Emanuel Fabian/Times of Israel)
A large explosion is seen in central Gaza's Bureij, which killed six IDF combat engineers, January 8, 2024. (Emanuel Fabian/Times of Israel)

A deadly explosion in central Gaza’s Bureij yesterday, killing six combat engineers, occurred close to where officers were leading reporters on a tour of a Hamas rocket manufacturing plant.

The Times of Israel’s military correspondent captured the moment the massive blast ripped through the air.

Initially, the circumstances of the explosion were unclear. But as the IDF began to escort the reporters out of the Strip, medical dispatches were heard over the radio, with commanders declaring a mass casualty incident.

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