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Military to hold exercise Monday to simulate attack on Tel Aviv HQ

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

The military will hold an exercise in its Tel Aviv headquarters on Monday simulating a terror attack and rioting on the base, the Israel Defense Forces says.

People near the base, known as the Kirya, can expect to hear the sounds of explosions and sirens and may see smoke and large numbers of troops moving through the area, the military says.

Some roads surrounding the base will also be closed, the IDF says.

The army says the exercise is not connected to the current unrest in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but was scheduled in advance, as part of its annual training program.

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