Jerusalem: Lebanon`s militant group Hezbollah is planning an attack on Israeli tourists abroad within days to avenge the assassination of a top commander, Israel`s public television said on Thursday.
The report, quoting security sources, gave no details on the alleged operation which it said Hezbollah planned as revenge for the February 2008 murder of Imad Mughniyeh.
Hezbollah has accused Israel`s intelligence service Mossad of killing Mughniyeh in a Damascus car bombing.
Mughniyeh was wanted for the 1985 hijacking of a TWA airliner in which a US Navy diver was killed and the 1992 bombing of Israel`s embassy in Argentina that cost 29 lives.
He was also suspected of plotting bombings of French and US embassies as well as of Kuwaiti targets in the 1980s during the Iran-Iraq war.
Israeli television said the information gathered by Israeli security sources on a planned attack by the Iranian-backed Shi’ite group was "very specific”, but it did not elaborate.