An Israeli soldier was killed in a mine explosion in the southern Golan Heights.
The soldier was taking part Tuesday in a minefield-clearing operation, according to the Israel Defense Forces, and was killed when an old anti-tank mine exploded. Two other soldiers were injured.
The mine reportedly was cleared and marked before it exploded. The explosion was believed to be a technical malfunction.
Maj. Gen. Guy Zur, the chief of the Ground Forces Command, appointed a team to investigate the incident, according to the IDF.
The mine-clearing operation is part of ongoing military operations and is not related to recent tension on Israel’s border with Syria.
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