An IDF officer and two soldiers were killed and seven soldiers were injured early this morning during an attempted terrorist attack towards an IDF post in southern Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip.

Two of the victims are Major Gil Oz, 30 years old, and Staff Sergeant Nir Kobi, 21 years old. The name of the third victim has not been released yet. His family has been notified.

The two terrorists that infiltrated the area of the IDF post opened fire and threw hand grenades towards the IDF force. During the clash the soldiers killed one of the terrorists and killed the other after pursuing him. The commander of the Gaza Division has conducted an initial investigation in the area.