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Two Israeli officers killed in friendly fire incident: Military

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Two Israeli officers were killed by mistake by one of their own troops on Thursday, the military said, in their base in the occupied West Bank.

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A spokesman said the officers, both majors in a commando unit, were killed after firing warning shots towards a suspicious figure in the Jordan Valley following a night-time exercise on Wednesday.

“A soldier in the unit mistook their actions for a Palestinian attack, and as a result of (his) fire, the two officers were killed,” the spokesman said on Kan public radio.

The military statement gave few other details about the incident.

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