The sirens sounded in the communities of Sufa and Holit near southern Gaza. Several minutes later warnings went near the Erez crossing and Sha’ar Hanegev in the north. The IDF said it was investigating.
The soldiers were evacuated by helicopter to Soroka hospital in Beersheeba for treatment, where three of them were rushed into surgery. Doctors said described their conditions were stable and not life threatening.
An IDF spokesperson called the attack “a serious incident that aimed at destabilizing the region.”
Arab media sources report that two of the terrorists are dead, and two are injured, following the incident, according to Israel’s Channel 20.
A roadside bomb detonated Saturday afternoon against an IDF military force moving near the border fence of the southern Gaza Strip. Two IDF soldiers were seriously injured and two others sustained moderate and minor wounds. The soldiers were evacuated to the hospital for medical treatment, with the two seriously wounded soldiers immediately taken in to surgery.
The incident occurred in the southern Gaza area near the city of Khan Younis, the IDF said. The soldiers were evacuated by helicopter to Soroka hospital in Beersheba for treatment, where three of them were rushed into surgery. None of them was in life-threatening condition, the hospital said later Saturday.
Immediately after the attack, an IDF tank fired a tank shell at an observation post. Palestinian media said it belonged to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. There has been no statement from the group. Later, Israel carried out further retaliatory strikes, including at Hamas targets.