IsraelAir Force bombed an intelligence-gathering devicein southern Lebanon on Monday, according to Lebanese mediareports.
One of the reports claimed that the attack was carried out by an air-to-surface missile which struck a “device” between the southern towns of Zrariyeh and Tayr Filsay.
Al Manar TV said that the attack targeted a device that had been installed on a Hezbollah telecommunications cable. Naharnet said that
Lebanese PrimeMinister Najib Mikati asked UNIFIL to investigate the bombing.In response to the reports, the IDF issued a statement saying: “We do not comment on foreign news reports.”
According to Hizbullah's al-Manar TV, Israeli warplanes fired at a target in southern Lebanon on Monday.
“The enemy detonated an explosive device remotely against a telecommunication line in Zrariyeh” village, the Hizbullah television station reported.
The IAF aircraft reportedly struck a site used by the Hizbullah near the town of Zira in southern Lebanon.
Hizbullah, a Shiite Muslim militant organization backed by Syria and Iran and designated a terrorist by the US. last fought Israel in a month-long conflict in 2006.
The terror group immediately closed the area to ensure reporters, security forces, and peacekeepers could not the damage.
Lebanese emergency personnel were reportedly barred from the site, preventing them from treating those potentially wounded in the strike.
Hizbullah officials also refused to comment on the incident.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) said it was looking into the report.
Our on the ground are checking these reports about the alleged explosion,” UNIFIL spokesman Andrea Tenenti told reporters.
IDF officials said declines to comment on foreign news reports as a matter of policy.