Blast reported in Hezbollah stronghold in south Lebanon

Blast reported in Hezbollah stronghold in south Lebanon

An explosion shook a Hezbollah stronghold in southern Lebanon, sending grey smoke billowing over the

southern village of Ein Qana.

The cause of Tuesday’s blast was not immediately clear. Security sources said there were injuries without giving figures.

Ein Qana is about 50km (30 miles) south of the capital Beirut.

Southern Lebanon is a political stronghold of Hezbollah.

A security source said Hezbollah, a heavily armed and politically powerful Shia Muslim group, set up a security cordon in the area, where the blast sent a huge cloud of smoke into the sky.

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