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Man killed in Beersheba explosion, apparently by his own grenade

Medics unable to save unidentified 30-year-old, who was reportedly holding explosive when it went off

Police officers at the scene of an explosion that killed a man in Beersheba, November 12, 2021. (Israel Police)
Police officers at the scene of an explosion that killed a man in Beersheba, November 12, 2021. (Israel Police)

An explosion killed a 30-year-old man on a Beersheba street in the pre-dawn hours of Friday.

Magen David Adom emergency services said it responded to the sound of an explosion shortly after midnight.

Medics attempted to resuscitate the man, whose identity has not been determined, but were unsuccessful.

Medic Adir Nitan said, “I live next door, and immediately after I heard the explosion I ran to the scene. I saw a man around age 30 lying unconscious on the ground. He had suffered severe multi-systemic injury. We administered medical treatment but at the end were forced to declare him dead.”

Hebrew media reported that he had apparently been killed by a grenade that exploded in his hand.

The police collected evidence at the scene and opened an investigation into the incident.

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