Explosion in Lebanon near Israel border
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Last Updated: Monday, December 17, 2012, 16:07
  
Beirut: A large explosion struck southern Lebanon near the border with Israel today, the Lebanese official news agency reported. South Lebanon is considered a stronghold of the country's militant Hezbollah movement. The group's guerrillas fought the Israeli army to a standstill in 2006.

Lebanon's National News Agency said the reasons behind the early today blast near the border town of Tair Harfa were not clear. There were no immediate reports on casualties.

Beirut: A large explosion struck southern Lebanon near the border with Israel today, the Lebanese official news agency reported. South Lebanon is considered a stronghold of the country's militant Hezbollah movement. The group's guerrillas fought the Israeli army to a standstill in 2006.

Lebanon's National News Agency said the reasons behind the early today blast near the border town of Tair Harfa were not clear. There were no immediate reports on casualties.

The situation along the Israel-Lebanon border has been tense in the past months due to the civil war in neighbouring Syria and Israel's recent military operation in Gaza.

Last month, Lebanese security officials said two rockets were fired from Lebanon toward Israel, but fell short and landed on Lebanese territory.

Hezbollah is an ally of the embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad, while Lebanon's Sunni Muslims are backing the rebels fighting to topple his regime.

PTI


First Published: Monday, December 17, 2012, 16:07


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