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IDF soldiers injured after bomb explodes on Israel-Syrian border

By Mason White 5:10 PM March 18, 2014
The damaged military jeep 

By: Aryeh Savir
(Scroll down for video) Several Israeli soldiers were injured after an explosive device was thrown at them near the Syrian-Israeli border, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Three IDF soldiers were injured on Tuesday, when the explosive device hit a patrol jeep near Majdal Shams.

Moments after the explosion, the soldiers were targeted by gunfire. The wounded soldiers, who suffered light to moderate injuries, were evacuated to a hospital.

The IDF retaliated with artillery fire, targeting the source of the attack. An IDF spokesman stated that direct hits were confirmed.

This explosion was the latest in a series of similar events that have occurred on Israel’s northern border in the past weeks. On March 14th, a concealed explosive device was activated against IDF soldiers patrolling the Israel-Lebanon border at Har Dov. No injuries were reported in that incident.

On March 5th two Hezbollah-affiliated terrorists were seen attempting to plant an explosive device near the Israel-Syria border in the northern Golan Heights. IDF forces responded immediately and fired towards the suspects. Hits were confirmed.