IDF apologizes for not warning residents in advance of controlled explosion

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

A view of an explosion near Kiryat Gat in southern Israel on June 7, 2023. (Courtesy: used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
A view of an explosion near Kiryat Gat in southern Israel on June 7, 2023. (Courtesy: used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

The Israel Defense Forces says it “regrets” not giving advance notice to residents of southern Israel about a large explosion near Kiryat Gat earlier today.

Some two hours after the blast, the IDF announced that it had been a “preplanned controlled ammunition explosion.”

The IDF says the matter will be investigated.

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