2 IDF Soldiers Killed, 4 Wounded in Artillery Tragedy in Golan Heights

This was a very serious and painful incident, army spokesman told a distraught nation

Israel woke to news of tragedy on Wednesday after a training accident in the Golan Heights left two IDF soldiers dead, and another four wounded.

An army spokesman later reported that a self-propelled artillery gun had flipped over after firing and crushed six soldiers.

Of those who later succumbed to their injuries and died was the platoon commander.

"This was a very serious and painful incident," IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis said.

The army has opened multiple investigations into this and other fatal training accidents of late.

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