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300 kg of explosives found in south Lebanon

Local media report large weapons cache uncovered in village near Israel border, including two Kalashnikov rifles

Roee Nahmias
Published: 10.16.10, 23:13 / Israel News

A large explosives and weapons cache was found Saturday near the southern Lebanon village of Shuba, not far from the Israel border, local media reported. It consisted of 300 kilograms (661 pounds) of explosives, including 250 kilograms (551 pounds) of dynamite and about 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of C4

 

The explosives were found after being hit by a bulldozer working in the area. According to reports, two Kalashnikov rifles were also found in the area.

 

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The weapons and explosives were transferred to a nearby Lebanese army base and the area was sealed off by the army.

 

The Lebanese media did not report the identity of the explosive's owners, but according to estimates they may belong to Hezbollah. UN Security Council Resolution 1701 forbids Hezbollah members to hold any weapons south of the Litani River.

 

According to reports, Hezbollah has hidden weapons in its members' homes as well. Last month, a large fire in the southern Lebanon village of Shihabiya was said to have been triggered by an explosion at a weapons depot belonging to a group member.

 

Five people were injured in the blasts, which took place about 15 kilometers (10 miles) east of the coastal town of Tyre, near Lebanon's southern border with Israel.

 

Last summer, an explosion in a Hezbollah arms cache in the southern Lebanon village of Khirbet Silim sparked a global row.

 

 

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