Two hurt as bomb hits Hezbollah convoy in Lebanon

By REUTERS
July 16, 2013 18:27

BEIRUT - A convoy carrying members of Hezbollah was hit by a roadside bomb near the Lebanese-Syrian border on Tuesday, wounding two of its security officials in the third attack on the Shi'ite militant group since May, sources familiar with the incident said.

The convoy of two vehicles was heading towards Syria. A barrage of gunfire hit the convoy after the blast, security sources said.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack, but Syrian Sunni rebel groups have threatened to strike Hezbollah in Lebanon following the group's military intervention in Syria on the side of President Bashar Assad.

The attack comes a week after a car bomb injured more than 50 people in a southern Beirut suburb controlled by Hezbollah, one of the most powerful political and military forces in Lebanon. In late May, rockets were fired at a Hezbollah area of southern Beirut.

The two injured men were taken for treatment at an undisclosed medical facility, a source close to Hezbollah said. One was wounded in the eye, the other in the leg.


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