A roadside bomb targeted a Hezbollah van in eastern Lebanon


Hezbollah-FlagA roadside explosive in the Lebanese town of Chtaura targeted a Hezbollah vehicle on Monday, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

Sources told Al Arabiya that there were no injuries reported and the van, which reportedly belonging to Hezbollah, continued on its journey to an unidentified location.

LBCI reported that the explosive was placed in an alley behind the Customs building in the Bekaa town of Chtaura.

Chtaura is a Beqaa Valley town located halfway on the Beirut-Damascus highway and 44 km from Beirut.

The army later announced that the bomb was rigged with four kilograms of explosives.

Hezbollah van taket of roadside bombThe military has since cordoned off the area, discovering a second bomb in the process.

A security source later denied to Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) the existence of a second bomb, adding that security forces did not halt the van that was targeted.

Ever since taking part in fighting alongside the Syrian regime against the country’s uprising, Hezbollah has become a target of attacks by armed groups that support the rebels.

A number of bombings have targeted Hezbollah strongholds in Beirut’s southern suburbs and in the Bekaa region in recent years.
Al Arabia, agencies



4 responses to “A roadside bomb targeted a Hezbollah van in eastern Lebanon”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    “placed in an alley behind the Customs building” about a thousand feet from anywhere, where it could do no damage to a vehicle on the main road. Got a headline out of it, however.

    1. master09 Avatar

      But our Great resistance to a free country with a president that they don’t want to have to keep us in a state of war for ever, had a couple clowns in a van with weapons that the army could not even ask them questions should make world news.

    2. Patience2 Avatar

      It’s all the Hizboshaitan wanted.

  2. Patience2 Avatar

    Whoever did it … this’ll teach ’em to cheap out!

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