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Two Maglan unit soldiers injured in training accidents
One soldier seriously hurt last week, while another was moderately hurt the week before during Krav Maga training; the IDF will investigate the incidents in the elite Special Forces unit; meanwhile, training halted and safety briefings given to soldiers.

Two soldiers from the elite Maglan Special Forces unit were injured during training over the past two weeks, the IDF said Sunday.

 

 

One was seriously injured on Wednesday during training, while another was moderately hurt during Krav Maga training the week before.

 

GOC Central Command Maj. Gen. Nadav Padan appointed a team headed by Brig. Gen. Itai Virob to examine commanders' conduct in the unit, while another team appointed by GOC Army Headquarters Maj. Gen. Kobi Barak will investigate the earlier incident in which a soldier was moderately hurt during Krav Maga training.

 

Maglan unit training (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Office)
Maglan unit training (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Office)
 

 

Meanwhile, the IDF decided to halt some of the unit's training sessions and give the soldiers safety briefings.

 

In May 2017, a 20-year-old Maglan soldier was lightly-to-moderately hurt during a training exercise near Mahanayim Airport in northen Israel.

 

A preliminary investigation found that the unit's soldiers were conducting parachuting training in the area, and apparently due to human error, the soldier deviated from the range in which he was supposed to land, landed in a nearby area and slammed into a concrete wall.

 

 

 


First published: 08.05.18, 15:28
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