Car Bomb Blast Near Hizbullah Post in Baalbek Leaves Casualties

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Several people were injured at dawn Tuesday in a car bombing that targeted Hizbullah in its stronghold in the eastern district of Baalbek, the state-run National News Agency reported.

NNA said the vehicle was on the road between the towns of Sbouba and Wadi Abu Moussa that lead to Hrabta when a Hizbullah checkpoint opened fire on it.

The driver then detonated an estimated 50 kilograms of explosives, the agency said.

The blast, which occurred about two kilometers away from a Hizbullah center, caused multiple injuries, among them party members and civilians, NNA added.

But Hizbullah's al-Manar TV station denied there were casualties in the blast.

The army said in a terse communique that the explosion of a booby-trapped Grand Cherokee damaged several other vehicles.

It did not mention any casualties and did not reveal how the blast happened.

State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr tasked the military police and intelligence, and forensic experts with carrying out an investigation.

According to LBCI TV, the car was heading to the Hizbullah center to target it when it was stopped by the party's members at the checkpoint.

TV footage showed four destroyed vehicles.

NNA said the vehicle used for the bombing was a Kia Sportage stolen from Bourj Hammoud.

Hizbullah drew a tight security dragnet around the site of the blast as residents of the area said they heard the sound of sirens of ambulances heading towards the scene of the explosion.

NNA said that two suspicious vehicles have been previously stopped on the same road where the blast took place.

In recent months, several blasts have targeted Hizbullah strongholds and convoys in Beirut and the eastern Bekaa valley.

On November 19, two suicide attackers targeted the Iranian embassy in Beirut's southern suburbs, killing and injuring scores of people.

Most recently, on Dec. 4, gunmen assassinated a senior Hizbullah commander, Hassan al-Laqqis, in the garage of his building in Hadath.

The attacks are linked to the involvement of Tehran-backed Hizbullah in Syria's civil war.

Hizbullah has deployed thousands of its members to fight alongside troops loyal to President Bashar Assad against rebels seeking to topple him.

Comments 60
Thumb ex-fpm 17 December 2013, 07:26

HA has invited these extremists with open arms into Lebanon. We have become a land of jihad on both sides: iranian jihad, and takfiri jihad. Thank you aoun and nasrallah.

Thumb benzona 17 December 2013, 07:47

Exactly.... Then they'll come whine again on TV and try justify the unjustifiable. They deserve the load of crepe that awaits them. Unfortunately, we're all suffering but no way in hell we'll stand by them. No way josé!

Thumb _mowaten_ 17 December 2013, 14:27

oh darn, we can't count on israeli ben of zona to stand with us. anyone got a tissue for me?

Thumb _mowaten_ 17 December 2013, 14:32

as for the failed attempt, what are you whining about? your prayers have been answered, the takfiris are here to save you from HA, you should be happy.
do as every good m14er should do, provide them with shelter, weapons, financing, and your youngest daughters for help in their pious mission of saving the world from evil and promoting virtue.

Thumb geha 17 December 2013, 15:39

failed attempt? so far more than 10 hizbushaitan elements dead :)
go check and then come back to talk :)

Thumb _mowaten_ 17 December 2013, 17:09

anynonyme: it's sad to see someone who otherwise seems to have a brain say things as stupid as this.

Thumb _mowaten_ 18 December 2013, 12:01

censored comment:
where do you get your infos geha? crystal ball again?

Thumb geha 17 December 2013, 08:04

now we will be tasked as spiteful and full of hate!
the fact remains that the actions of hizbushaitan have drawn extreme damage to Lebanon for several years to come.
we are expected to have over 2 million Syrian refugees plus over 1 million Palestinian refugees in 2014, and they all hate hizbushaitan and aoun.
what do you think they will be doing?

Thumb ice-man 17 December 2013, 14:26

Flamethrower, I understand from your various posts that you are in favor of legalizing assisted suicide. I can help you.

Default-user-icon hertov (Guest) 17 December 2013, 08:22

If they invited them, who is giving them shelter and money and cars and explosives? My grandmother?

Thumb ice-man 17 December 2013, 12:20

Yes, possibly. Your saints wanted in the STL also have grandmothers? Possibly

Thumb Mystic 17 December 2013, 09:36

With or without interference in Syria. The Takfiris would've targeted Hezbollah no matter what. Good job by the people at the checkpoint stopping the car before it could do further damage. Cowards act as always by the takfiris.

Thumb Mystic 17 December 2013, 09:39

Btw doesn't suprise me that Naharnet has been bought by Saudi just like the Daily Star, using same terms such as "The attacks are linked to the involvement of Tehran-backed e terms Hizbullah in Syria's civil war." Blablabla Naharnet keep up the good propaganda for KSA.

Thumb Mystic 17 December 2013, 10:11

Hello einstein, i like your dictionary.

Default-user-icon lollhezbshaitan (Guest) 17 December 2013, 10:21

lol samy, i agree. You will not find a bigger fan of hizbshaitan than this guy.

Thumb Mystic 17 December 2013, 10:24

Lol just like you big mouthed clowns tried 2008?

Thumb _mowaten_ 17 December 2013, 14:28

samy: studies have shown that for maximum impact and effectiveness to win an argument, you must say shut up idiot at least 6 times. you're one short but you're almost there.

Missing cowboymicho 17 December 2013, 14:29

Stupid comment. It was harriri that invited and continues to support these Sunni terrorists.

Thumb ice-man 17 December 2013, 14:31

This is very serious information indeed, flamethrower. I am sure coming from you it is supported by recordings, video tapes, and confessions. Allah Yihmeek Ya Rabbbb. You are the voice of truth on this site. I enjoy your posts more than the articles themselves.

Default-user-icon Hammerhead (Guest) 17 December 2013, 07:31

This is only the beginning, I just hope they do not reap the innocent as is mostly the case.
Israel, the PLO, the Syrians, and now the Extremists and HA. When will our beloved country find peace?

Thumb benzona 17 December 2013, 07:58

Truckloads of them? :-P

Thumb ice-man 17 December 2013, 08:26


Thumb ice-man 17 December 2013, 08:20

How sad...... I woke up early today and I thought I heard the voice of mowaten calling me "ice-man, ice-man be ware". Then I read this tragic news. May all the dead rest in peace.

Thumb benzona 17 December 2013, 08:26

His shemale gf, lebpatriot666, told him not to Qom last night. I hope he listened to her. crossing Baalbeck is risky at night.

Thumb cedars2 17 December 2013, 08:29

Shemale... lol

Thumb cedars2 17 December 2013, 20:50

Pls can you forward us some shemale sites you sound like a real expert on the subject. "darling"

Thumb cedars2 17 December 2013, 08:27

No problem skeleton thanks for the info. I am sure you would like to meet this"specimen".

Thumb benzona 17 December 2013, 08:31

wait till you see all these M8 weirdos logging on together. everyday, it's coincidental..............................................

Thumb ice-man 17 December 2013, 08:38

Not necessarily benzona, it's just we are morning people and they like to come out at night time. Different habits.... plus it is easier to vote at night: less traffic and the sound carries further. This way they can be heard louder.

Thumb benzona 17 December 2013, 08:44

i wonder if they 'all' work in the same room. i feel they do sometimes.

Thumb cedars2 17 December 2013, 08:42

Those M8'rs are late risers.

Thumb cedars2 17 December 2013, 08:40

We didnt need these suicide bombers. We have enough of our own problems.
Skeleton I think you are going to busy these days. If you get any suicide bombers please extend your "hospitality" to them and say hello from cedars.

Thumb benzona 17 December 2013, 08:51

talk to you in the afternoon guys... bonne journee tout le monde!

Default-user-icon lebanstez (Guest) 17 December 2013, 08:57

thank you Hizballah for the sacrifices in keeping the takfiri terrorists' necks firrmly under your boots

Thumb liberty 17 December 2013, 09:18

This no doubt comes as a direct result of HA sectarian war in Syria. CBS news had an analyst/expert on Islamic Fundamentalists on their late news program. He indicated that Al Qaida and other similar groups have not in the past been active in Lebanon and considered it as a "land of support". He further went on to say, following HA war in Syria, Al Qaida now considers Lebanon a legitimate Jihadist theater for its operations. This analyst spent time in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan among other places.

If we look back before HA entered Syria under false pretences, Lebanon enjoyed relative peace. We were spared these attacks and suicide bombers were almost unheard of in recent years.

Missing nuetral 17 December 2013, 10:43

What A tragedy please read.

Thumb cedars2 17 December 2013, 10:45

Senseless killings that won't change anything.

Default-user-icon Hanoun (Guest) 17 December 2013, 11:07

how come there were wars and problems and extremism before the creation of h zib ?
who were these people ? just read archives and you will see since 73 who was attaking the army , who supportedstrangers against fellow Lebanese?and so on
god bless Lebanon
and may the arab spring and democracy blossom in the gulf countries

Thumb grimreaper 17 December 2013, 11:58

Here you are my many times did I tell you to stop playing around....forgive him my future souls, he is but a mischievous teenager.

Thumb grimreaper 17 December 2013, 12:00

I will be coming for you soon cedars. Your soul is worthless but can be used in any case.

Thumb -phoenix1 17 December 2013, 12:58

The situation is definitely a grim one. Our reality check is that the war in Syria is going to be a long and drawn out war. The regime wins a few areas here, the rebels return the gesture with wins of their own in other areas. The war in Syria looks certain like it is a "controlled" war, one that is heading into a de facto stalemate leading into a controlled partition of the country. The region it seems is heading to the days before the Sykes Picot convention. But Hezbollah for reasons best known to it has refused to understand that involvement in Syria will bring about the disaster into Lebanon, and irrespective of which way the war in Syria will go, we Lebanese will keep paying the price of another Hezbollah mad adventure. As if 2006 was not a lesson enough for us.

Thumb -phoenix1 17 December 2013, 19:55

Tex, I understand your point of view, but I am now beginning to see this conflict in a bewildering way, even the experts seem to find it confusing, but then as you said, time will tell. Thanks though for a good post.

Default-user-icon Hanoun (Guest) 17 December 2013, 13:08

Syria is the chosen theatre to kill all the extremists of the world, war will last until the last extremist is dead
god bless Lebanon
arab spring and democracy to blossom in the gulf countries

Default-user-icon Hanoun (Guest) 17 December 2013, 13:21

grim situation in Syria !!!! no it is one of the best situation ever
at least the killing fields are no more in Lebanon its Syria
who is dying in Syria :
all kind of religious extremists , and the regime men ,...
all of them were enemies and brought havoc to Lebanon so hope the war in Syria lasts till the last religious extremist
may democracy and arab spring blossom in the gulf countries

Missing adzy187 17 December 2013, 13:38

Nothing better to hear than dead he zuzu rays :)

Thumb geha 17 December 2013, 15:48

grim situation in Syria: true. for those who lived through the demarcation lines of Lebanon, you might remember that no one was allowed to cross them either way.
will it result in partition? hard to say so far, except for the Kurdish part of Syria that will definitely be added to the Iraqi/Kurdish region in reparation of their separate country.
is it the best situation ever? sad to say: NO. the actions of hizbushaitan have done everything to drive the battle to Lebanon.
each week we have at least one or two suicides bombings.
did we have that?

Default-user-icon Tigger (Guest) 17 December 2013, 16:59

Same bunch of losers commenting on every post . Picking up words like 'takfiris' and coining it and thinking they know what they are talking about. Very disrespectful to each other and they wonder why we the Lebanese are in a constant struggle for our identity and survival. Ashamed with any of you that are posting and say they are a Lebanese. I have yet to see a discussion other than being abusive to each ,worth picking on. Quit the sectarian mentality and start thinking of your country if you truly are Lebanese otherwise take your crap somewhere else.

Default-user-icon Tigger (Guest) 17 December 2013, 17:34

Why won't you post my posts? No wonder all I see are the same usual suspects. Very unprofessional and an attack on free press. You would prefer posting garbage of people insulting each other. This isn't a post but a complaint.

Thumb shab 17 December 2013, 20:45

Filthy militia

Missing peace 17 December 2013, 21:19

nice day! :)

Missing peace 17 December 2013, 23:48

keep cheering the iranian militia we ll see how far it gets you...

Thumb Mystic 18 December 2013, 00:17

lol i'm not angry mate, I always get amused to see you working yourself up on the internet like this. So much passion.... LOL

Thumb Mystic 18 December 2013, 00:25

Nope because every word you write, i see as bs. So why would i take it seriously?

Missing peace 18 December 2013, 00:32

LOL exactly my point thanks miss tic... no even the intelligence to show in which way it is bs...
but insulting you take your time to do it and answer, typically a retarded behaviour;
but proving what i write is bs, you cannot: of course you cannot, you don't have what it takes! so the easy way is spit out your frustration by insulting! how easy! a two year old child can do it! LOL

Thumb Mystic 18 December 2013, 00:37

Hehe, you are funny I will give you that. But do you even see what kinda bs you spill out yourself? Well i guess you could ask your M14 leaders the same, I wish you guys were more action than words. Because it is obvious that you are neither.

Missing peace 18 December 2013, 00:40

yeah sure, now go and play with girls your age ok miss tic?
i won't even bother answering you back now, you bore me....

Thumb Mystic 18 December 2013, 00:43

Hehe bored, because you are outta arguements as always? Don't worry count to 10 and take a deep breath, wouldn't want you to get a heart attack.

Missing marwanhadeed 18 December 2013, 02:54

ghassan ben jeddo the liar

Thumb FlameCatcher 18 December 2013, 12:16

Oh how happy I am !

Hezbollah gets what they deserve !!! I'm not happy about Dahyé / Jnah bombings where innocent people died because Hezbollah attracts terrorists like a magnet ! How do you say : "opposites attract" ... shiite terrorists attract sunni terrorists !

Hezbollah set up yet another ILLEGAL checkpoint and got burned for it.

If Hezbollah wants protection, they should call the Lebanese army and not take matter into their own hands.

Until then, may they all die a brutal death ...

There is only one way for Hezbollah to stop this... PULL OUT OF SYRIA and DISARM or join the Lebanese Army ranks and command !

Default-user-icon iakovos (Guest) 13 September 2014, 22:49

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