The Military Police launched an investigation into the apparent theft of over 2,000 tank shells from an IDF base in the Negev, Ynet learned Thursday.
The discrepancy in the base's munitions count was discovered during a routine inventory check.
The shells are stored in a bunker, as per IDF protocols, which also mandate such storage areas' security procedures.
The IDF is investing great efforts in thwarting weapons and munitions thefts.
The Military Police believe the shells were stolen over time, to avoid detection. The investigation will also look into how exactly could so many shells go missing – even if over time – without anyone noticing.
The IDF confirmed that the matter was under investigation.
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