|July 2, 2012
“Our military on the ground are checking these reports about the alleged explosion,” Andrea Tenenti, spokesman for the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL), said in a telephone interview.
An Israeli army spokeswoman, speaking on condition of anonymity in accordance with military regulations, said as a matter of course the army declines to comment on foreign news reports.
South Lebanon is a stronghold of Hezbollah, a Shiite Muslim militant organization backed by Syria and Iran and designated a terrorist group by the U.S. The group last fought Israel in a month-long conflict in 2006.