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Conflict Incident Report

2 Hurt as Israel Detonates Spy Device on Marjeyoun Road

Date of incident: 
December 1, 2015
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Two people were lightly wounded Tuesday as Israel blew up a spy device planted on the Marjeyoun Plain road in southern Lebanon, state-run National News Agency reported.
It said the two men were working in the area of the blast, “which is several kilometers away from the border with the Israeli town of Metulla.”
“The army and security forces immediately arrived on the scene and cordoned off the area and the two sides of the road to preserve the safety of citizens,” NNA added.
“A probe was launched after the blown up device was extracted,” the agency said.
Hizbullah's al-Manar television said the blast was caused by two explosive devices that were connected to the spy device.
Several similar devices were discovered in the South in recent years, some of them booby-trapped.

The Lebanese Army Command - Orientation Directorate - said in a statement on Tuesday that several citizens were injured on the road to Khiam village, in southern Lebanon, by the explosion of a spying device installed by the Israeli enemy in the region. The LAF said the enemy detonated the device remotely from its posts beyond the border. A military expert was dispatched on site to examine the machine and open an investigation in coordination with UNIFIL.

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Border conflicts (Israeli border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts instigated by Israeli intrusions on Lebanese national territories, airspace, and territorial waters. While there currently is no Israeli military occupation on Lebanese soil, these events are classified as violations of Lebanese sovereignty and are indicative of the continuous tensions between Lebanon and Israel.