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Another Israeli Soldier Injured by Mine Near the Syrian Border

An Israeli soldier was wounded today when an army command car in which he was riding hit a mine in upper Galilee, near the Syrian position of Tel Azzaziat. The command car was being driven along the patrol track on the Israeli side, at the foothill of the Syrian positions.

The area of the incident was the place where several Jewish National Fund workers were injured several weeks ago when their tractor hit a mine. Investigators were sent to the scene. It appeared that the mine must have been laid very recently, since the patrol track is in constant use.