IDF troops disposed of a bomb on Thursday night near the Israel-Gaza border, the army has stated. The bomb was placed near the fence and was attached to a Palestinian flag.

Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said Israeli troops have disposed of a bomb placed near the Gaza border fence. The successful operation took place in the early morning hours on Thursday.

According to the army’s statement, the bomb was placed near the fence during riots two weeks ago, after which a similar bomb exploded and injured four IDF soldiers. In both cases, the bombs were attached to a Palestinian flag meant to lure the soldiers closer to it.

Last week, three Palestinian rioters were reported dead in clashes with IDF soldiers during Friday riots near Khan Yunis and in the northern Gaza Strip.