Si inaspriscono le tensioni in Libano con quest’ultimo attacco alla formazione sciita. Gli estremisti sunniti, che appoggiano i rivoltosi siriani, potrebbero essere i responsabili di quest’ultimo attacco contro Hezbollah, dal momento che queste tattiche non sono certo appannaggio dei servizi segreti israeliani. Nei giorni scorsi Hezbollah aveva attaccato duramente l’Arabia Saudita per l’attacco all’ambasciata iraniana in Libano, accusandola di armare e finanziare gli estremisti sunniti.
BEIRUT: A suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden car into two vans carrying Hezbollah members near Baalbek, east Lebanon, early Tuesday, causing a number of casualties, security sources said.
The sources in the Bekaa Valley told The Daily Star that the bomber rammed his BMW into the two vans near a Hezbollah position on a road leading to a Hezbollah camp in Sbouba, northwest of Baalbek.
Other security sources in Beirut said at least four vehicles, including a Range Rover, were damaged in the predawn attack.
The state-run National News Agency had said a four-wheel drive vehicle exploded at 3 a.m. on the Sbouba-Wadi Abu Mousa road that links Harbata with Baalbek, only two kilometers from a Hezbollah position, inflicting an unknown number of casualties.
Hezbollah members manning a checkpoint opened fire on the vehicle, which was being monitored by them, NNA said.
It said the explosion may have been the result of the shooting or that the driver of the four-wheel drive detonated the bomb.
Ambulances were seen heading toward the scene of the blast, which has been sealed off, NNA added.
The Hezbollah-run Al-Manar television channel confirmed the explosion, but said there were no casualties.
“A car bomb exploded on a dirt road on the outskirts of Sbouba, west Baalbek, causing no damage or casualties,” it said on its website.
Hezbollah has recently been the target of several explosions believed linked to its role in Syria.
Hezbollah fighters have been fighting alongside government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Two suicide bombers attacked the Iranian embassy in the southern Beirut neighborhood of Bir Hasan Nov. 19, killing 25 people and wounding more than 150.