Report: Israeli Surveillance Device Explodes in Southern Lebanon

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A file photo of alleged spying system after it was discovered by the Lebanese army in 2011.Credit: AP

An Israeli listening device exploded in southern Lebanon on Tuesday afternoon, local media outlets in Lebanon reported. 

The device, reportedly  exploded during maintenance work on a road, near the town of Marjayoun, wounding two workers, the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar network reported. No details were given as to the severity of their injuries.

Lebanese army forces and intelligence services were alerted to the scene and launched an investigation.

If true, this would not be the first time Israeli devices were uncovered in southern Lebanon. Since the Second Lebanon War, several such devices have been discovered, and in one incident a Hezbollah member was killed while trying to dismantle a device which was apparently detonated by remote control. 

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