An IDF force operating near the Gaza Strip border on Sunday afternoon defused four explosive devices placed along the border fence, near the Kissufim crossing.
During the activity, Palestinians fired mortar shells at the soldiers, without causing any injuries or damage.
Two weeks ago, IDF forces thwarted a terror attack near Kibbutz Nahal Oz in the Gaza vicinity, killing four Palestinian gunmen. Army officials estimated that the soldiers had foiled a major attack and that the gunmen had planned to kidnap a soldier.
Tanks and warplanes were dispatched to the area to assist the soldiers. IDF officials defined the foiled attack as the most complicated incident since the end of the Israeli offensive in Gaza in January.
The terrorists, who were said to be affiliated with the al-Qaeda organization, arrived at the Karni crossing area with several trucks carrying at least five horses loaded with explosive devices and mines.
Three days later, the army foiled another attempt to target IDF soldiers on the Gaza border, as Palestinians opened fire at troops patrolling the northern Strip, opposite Kibbutz Be'eri. The force fired back with mortar shells. There were no injuries.