Two men were killed in a Beirut parking lot on Thursday when explosives they were handling detonated, a police official told AFP.It turns out that the 'splodeys are Hezbollah:
"Two people were killed in the blast that took place in a parking lot, near a commercial centre in Antelias," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity and referring to a Christian suburb of the Lebanese capital.
A passerby was also wounded in the explosion, he added.
A witness said he saw rescuers carrying away from the site a man whose arm and leg had been torn off.
A pool of blood could be seen on the ground in the parking lot, where several cars were damaged. Army and police forces immediately rushed to the site and cordoned off the area.
The official identified the two victims as Ihsan Dia and Hassan Nassar, and said they were handling explosives when the blast occurred.
"They were either holding the bomb or had explosives strapped to their bodies when the blast occurred," he said. "Their bodies were torn apart.
Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said the two victims had been seated in a car in the parking lot, adding that one of them was the owner of the vehicle.
New TV quoted on Thursday security sources as saying that the two men who died in the Antelias bombing earlier in the day were Hezbollah members.But don't call Hezbollah a terrorist organization. It makes them angry, and who knows what they will do when they are angry?
“The two men intended to cause commotion in the Christian regions of Beirut,” the sources added.
Al-Manar TV denied the “allegations” of the sources, but did not refute that the victims' surnames indicate that they might be affiliated with Hezbollah.