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Leftover missile explodes at Hezbollah official's home in Lebanon

2009-10-13 09:33 BJT

BEIRUT, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- An ammunition explosion occurred on Monday night at a Hezbollah official's residence in southern Lebanon, injuring one, the local Now Lebanon news reported.

The explosion took place at a building owned by Hezbollah official Abd Nasser Issa in Teir-Falsieh near Tyre city, south of Litani River, within area of operations of UN Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

The blast led to the full destruction of the building. Fire trucks instantly arrived at the explosion scene and speedily extinguished erupting fire. The Lebanese Armed Forces cordoned off the area.

Lebanon's official news agency reported that the explosion led to several injuries and deaths; however, a security source said later there was only one injured, which coincided with the information of the Hezbollah source.

The Hezbollah source told that the explosion was caused by a leftover Israeli missile in the 2006 war between Israel and the Shiite armed group Hezbollah.

According to the UN Resolution 1701, unauthorized arms are banned in UNIFIL's area of operations.

Editor: Du Xiaodan | Source: Xinhua