Four Wounded in Rocket Attack on Beirut's Southern Suburbsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Four people were wounded on Sunday morning in a rocket attack on Beirut's southern suburbs.
The Lebanese army said in a statement that a rocket was fired at a car dealership near the Mar Mikhael church and another landed in the Maroun Misk neighborhood.
The army has since cordoned off the area and investigations are underway to determine the type of rockets that were fired and who is behind the attack.
LBCI television reported earlier that the wounded are Syrian laborers who have all been transferred to hospital to treat their light injuries.
Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel soon arrived at the scene, saying that the attack was aimed at creating tensions in Lebanon.
He revealed that the rockets were fired from the east of the area.
“Lebanon cannot support more tensions and I hope all sides would realize this,” he stressed.
Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) said that a 107-mm Grad rocket was fired a car dealership in Shiyyah and another landed on a nearby balcony, but a military expert disputed this issue to LBCI.
Meanwhile, State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr has tasked the military police to investigate the Shiyyah blasts, reported LBCI.
OTV and LBCI later reported that a rocket launcher was discovered in a forestland located between Bsaba and Aitat in Mount Lebanon from where the shells were likely fired at Shiyyah.
The army has since cordoned off the region between Aitat and Bsaba.
LBCI said that three rocket launchers were discovered in the area, predicting that a third rocket was possibly going to fired.
The National News Agency later said that the security forces were searching for a third rocket that had indeed been fired, but did not explode.
Security sources later told al-Manar television that the third rocket was found in a valley southeast of Beirut.