IDF blows up Gaza tunnel used in deadly attack

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

The IDF has released footage showing a Hamas tunnel in southern Gaza’s Khan Younis being destroyed in a large explosion days after it was used in an attack that left three soldiers dead.

According to the IDF, as commandos of the elite Duvdevan unit led an assault on Khan Younis on December 17, Hamas operatives opened fire and set off explosive devices from the tunnel, leading to the deaths of Duvdevan soldiers Sgt. First Class Liav Aloush and Master Sgt. (res.) Etan Naeh, along with Master Sgt. (res.) Tal Filiba of the Combat Engineering Corps’ Yahalom unit.

It says Duvdevan soldiers returned to the site of the clash and, alongside combat engineers, rigged the tunnel shafts with explosives to destroy the underground passages.

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