Army Command: IED Deotnates inside Arsal Car, Two Injuredإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Two people were injured at dawn on Saturday when a bomb placed inside a car exploded in the border town of Arsal.
"An improvised explosive device (IED) placed inside a gray Kia Cerato car detonated in Arsal,” the military institution said in a communique, noting that the vehicle carried a foreign license plate.
The statement added that the explosion “resulted in the injury of two people who were transferred to a hospital” for treatment.
An army force and a military expert rushed to the scene to inspect the car, and estimated that the IED contained 2 kilograms of explosive material, it said.
Earlier in the day, MTV said that the explosion, the causes of which were unknown, only resulted in material damage.
Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) meanwhile said that a Lebanese woman from the Rayed family and a Syrian Iyyad al-Dibbeh were wounded in the explosion.
The power of the blast caused the grey Kia vehicle, carrying a Syrian license plate, to break in half.
The explosion took place at around 1:30 am near al-Hakim Restaurant near Arsal's main square, said VDL (93.3).
Arsal municipal chief Ali al-Hujairi later told LBCI television that the blast took place during an individual dispute in the town.
He added that no one was injured in the attack.