Two IDF officers and one non-commissioned officer were killed in today’s (October 27, 2002) murderous terrorist attack in Ariel. Ten additional soldiers sustained injuries: two were severely wounded, four moderately wounded, and another four lightly wounded. The families of the soldiers were notified accordingly. The wounded were evacuated to hospitals to receive medical treatment.

The IDF Spokesperson has released for publication the names of the two IDF officers killed in the attack: Maj. (Res.) Tamir Massad, 41, from Kibbutz Kfar Massarik and Lt. Matan Zagron, 22, from Itamar.