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March 7, 2017 10:56 am

IDF Troops Defuse Two Explosive Charges Found Near Gaza Border

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One of the explosive devices found at the Israel-Gaza Strip border fence Tuesday. Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

One of the explosive devices found at the Israel-Gaza Strip border fence. Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

JNS.org – Israeli security forces Tuesday neutralized two explosive devices placed on the Israel-Gaza Strip border.

It is believed one of the Salafi terrorist groups based in Gaza placed the explosives on the border to target Israeli troops routinely patrolling the area. A military official told Israel’s Channel 10 that the explosives were apparently planted several days ago. They were detected by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) scouts Tuesday and neutralized by IDF Engineering Corps sappers.

Describing the explosive devices as “very powerful,” the Israeli official said they were placed apart from each other, one on the north end of the Israel-Gaza border fence and one on the south end.

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