IDF doctors travel to Belarus following subway terror attack

Medical Corps personnel will advise Belarusian authorities on trauma and post-trauma procedures. Earlier this week a terrorist attack in a Minsk subway station killed at least 12 people

Date: 13/04/2011, 11:30 AM     Author: Barney Breen-Portnoy

Three doctors from the IDF (Zahal) Medical Corps traveled to Belarus on Tuesday evening (Apr. 12) in order to provide aid in the wake of a terrorist bombing at a subway station in Minsk on Monday that left at least 12 people dead and hundreds more wounded.

The blast occurred during rush hour on Monday evening at the Oktyabrskaya station in the Belarusian capital.

The IDF (Zahal) medical team was dispatched after Belarusian authorities sent a formal request.

The Medical Corps team is being led by Lt. Col. Dr. Alon Galzberg, head of the trauma department.

The IDF (Zahal) medical personnel will assess the situation and advise Belarusian authorities on trauma and post-trauma procedures.