7 soldiers were lightly and moderately injured when a military vehicle hit an anti-tank mine in the Qasr al-Yahud area, south of Jericho.
Rescue forces summoned to the scene treated the injured and evacuated them to the hospital. The circumstances of the incident are being investigated.
The IDF Spokesperson stated that the incident concerned “an IDF force on a routine mission to repair a fence around a minefield in the Jordan Valley. During activity, a military vehicle hit a mine which exploded and, as a result, a number of soldiers were lightly injured. The soldiers were evacuated to the hospital for medical treatment. The incident will be investigated.”