JPost - Explosions rock southern Lebanon village
- JPost - Fri, Sep 3, 2010 24 Elul, 5770
The Jerusalem Post
Explosions rock southern Lebanon village
By ASSOCIATED PRESS AND JPOST.COM STAFF
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.