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    JPost - Fri, Sep 3, 2010 24 Elul, 5770 The Jerusalem Post Explosions rock southern Lebanon village By ASSOCIATED PRESS AND JPOST.COM STAFF 09/03/2010
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 3, 2010
      JPost - Fri, Sep 3, 2010 24 Elul, 5770
      The Jerusalem Post
      Explosions rock southern Lebanon village
      By ASSOCIATED PRESS AND JPOST.COM STAFF
      09/03/2010 14:47

      http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=186990


      Lebanese officials say blast may have been caused by an explosion at a
      Hizbullah weapons warehouse.


      BEIRUT, Lebanon — Explosions ripped through a building Friday in
      southern Lebanon that might have been used to store weapons by the
      militant group Hizbullah, Lebanese security officials said.

      It was not clear whether there were any casualties from the blasts,
      which set off a large fire, the officials said. Rescue crews responded
      to the scene.


      The three-story building is in the Hizbullah-dominated village of
      Shehabiyeh, part of a volatile border zone south of the Litani River in
      which Hizbullah has been banned from having weapons under a UN
      resolution that ended the 2006 war between the terror group and Israel.

      The area is patrolled by UN troops and Lebanese soldiers and has been
      largely peaceful since the war, but there have been a number of
      mysterious explosions in the past year at buildings suspected of housing
      Hizbullah arms caches.
      It was not clear what caused Friday's blasts, but one of the officials
      said it might have been triggered by an electrical short circuit setting
      off secret Hizbullah munitions.

      The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are
      barred by military regulations from speaking to journalists.

      The IDF said that the incident is an internal Lebanese matter, Channel
      10 news reported.
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