Today (3 August 2002), IDF troops thwarted an attempted infiltration via the Mediterranean Sea into an Israeli village in the northern Gaza Strip. During the early hours of the morning, the Israeli Navy observed an armed terrorist equipped with scuba-diving gear rising from the sea and attempting to make his way towards an Israeli village. IDF troops fired at the terrorist, killing him. The terrorist was found to be carrying a Kalashnikov assault rifle, 8 grenades, 4 magazines and diving equipment. The grenades were detonated in a controlled explosion.