Probe starts after two Israeli soldiers killed by friendly fire

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Two Israeli officers are dead after a friendly fire incident during a security patrol adjacent to a military base in the Jordan Valley, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said on Thursday. “The officers were misidentified and mistakenly killed by IDF fire,” the defence forces said in a statement. The families of the officers were notified. The Jerusalem Post reported of a live-fire drill in the valley. They had finished the drill in the firing zone of the Nabi Musa base and were patrolling when they identified a suspicious figure. They then initiated the procedure to arrest the individual, inclu…

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