An Israeli military bulldozer triggered two explosives planted along the border between northern Gaza and Israel on Monday when it ran over them but, b’chasdei Shamayim, there were no injuries, The Jerusalem Post reported.
The IDF D9 armored vehicle, built to withstand powerful blasts, sustained no significant damage.
At the time of the incident, the bulldozer was carrying out routine clearance work along the border, a senior army source said, and resumed its work after the explosion.
The bombs were set off by the weight of the vehicle, and were not activated by remote control.
The source added that the incident was part of an upsurge in border attacks. Three days ago, a remotely controlled explosive was detonated by Gaza terrorists near IDF soldiers in the border area.
“We know that terrorist elements are exploiting the area near the fence to plant explosives,” the IDF source said, adding, “This is not an ordinary attack.”