IDF confirms 4 soldiers wounded in cross-border terror attack

The IDF confirms four soldiers were wounded this morning and one terrorist was killed in exchanges of fire with gunmen near the Gaza border in the central Gaza Strip. The incident is not yet over.

A number of terrorists infiltrated Israeli territory through an underground tunnel, in an apparent attempt to carry out an attack on one of the nearby communities, the army says.

The terror cell encountered an IDF patrol and opened fire with machine guns and anti-tank weaponry. Troops returned fire, pushing the terrorists back over the border and killing one of them.

Four soldiers were injured in the attack, two moderately and two lightly, and evacuated to the hospital.

The army adds that the air force has carried out a subsequent air strike targeting the terrorists involved in the attack.

The event is ongoing.

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