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Israeli Soldier Kills Two Officers by Mistake

Israeli Soldier Kills Two Officers by Mistake

Thursday, 13 January, 2022 - 06:30
FILE: Female Israeli soldiers fire their weapons during a training session at military base in southern Israel February 12, 2007.REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

Two Israeli officers were killed by mistake by one of their own troops on Thursday, the military said, in their base in the occupied West Bank.

A military statement gave few details about the incident late on Wednesday, which Israeli media said involved a commando unit in the Jordan Valley, Reuters reported.

The reports said the officers were fatally shot by a soldier who mistook them for Palestinian attackers after the two fired warning shots towards a figure spotted while on patrol at the end of a night-time exercise.

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