by Carl in Jerusalem
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Three explosions at a Hezbullah weapons depot in Nabi Sheet, 30 kilometers south of Baalbek in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, have left nine people dead and at least seven injured. Hezbullah has sealed off access to the town from the media.
AFP sources confirmed that 9 people have so far been reported dead in Nabi Sheet, Baalbeck after three blasts were heard in a mountainous area between "Nabi Sheet" and "El-Khraybeh" villages in the eastern mountain series in Bekaa. This as Hezbollah announced that 3 died and several were injured in the weapons cache explosion in Baalbeck.If you're dumb enough to let someone store weapons in your home, sometimes your home is going to get destroyed. And I doubt there's any insurance coverage....According to sources the explosions occurred inside weapons caches resulting in several injuries. Initially the cause of the explosions near the city of Baalbek was not immediately clear, but an official who spoke on condition of anonymity said the nature of the blasts suggests there were explosives or weapons stored inside the building.
Security members cordoned off the area and prohibited people from coming close to it,blocking access to journalists, the report mentioned.
It was later reported that the home of Mohammad Ali Reda Moussawi was completely destroyed as a result of the explosion, with several surrounding buildings also sustaining damage. This as ambulances transferred the wounded (nearly 7) to nearby hospitals
Baalbek is located in the Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon.
A JPost report, apparently based on earlier sources, is here.