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Sergeant Tamir Nabuani Reproduction Photo: Ido Becker
Sergeant Tamir Nabuani Reproduction Photo: Ido Becker

Member of elite Sayeret Matkal unit dies in training accident

During navigation training exercise in southern Israel, Sergeant Tamir Nabuani, 19, falls to his death from cliff; military police and army investigating

Efrat Weiss
Published: 01.01.08, 14:39 / Israel News

In an addition to the spell of training accidents that have plagued the IDF in recent months, Sergeant Tamir Nabuani, 19, from the elite Sayeret Matkal special forces unit was killed on Tuesday after he fell from a cliff during a training maneuver in southern Israel.


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Military Police notified Tabuani's family and opened an investigation into the incident.


Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin, head of the Intelligence Branch, appointed an officer with the rank of colonel to examine the circumstances surrounded in the training accident.


Tabuani was killed during a solo navigation training exercise which is a standard part of training courses for special forces units. The maneuver was conducted in Nahal Faran in the Negev desert.


A helicopter that was called to the area extracted Tabuani's corpse and brought it to the Soroka hospital in Beersheba.


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