At least 2 Israeli soldiers injured in explosion north of Jerusalem

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( At least two Israeli soldiers were injured Tuesday when an explosive device was detonated at a checkpoint near the Palestinian village of Hizma north of Jerusalem. 

One soldier was in serious condition with a head wound and another soldier sustained light hand wounds, the Jerusalem Post reported. The seriously injured soldier was rushed to Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem.

“When I arrived at the scene I saw a young man who was suffering from a head wound. Together with other volunteer medics we treated the injured man, after which [point] he was transferred on by an emergency services ambulance to the hospital. He was fully conscious at the time of evacuation,” said Dvir Adani, a medic with United Hatzalah who arrived on the scene. 

Posted on May 10, 2016 .