A secret Hizbullah terrorist warehouse exploded overnight near the coastal city of Tyre, located in southern Lebanon not far from Israel's northern border, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Beirut.
The blast occurred in an area under the control of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
Nevertheless, Hizbullah forces have prevented security personnel from reaching the site, making it impossible to obtain any information about what actually happened.
A UNIFIL spokesman told reporters, “We have no information as yet,” in response to questions about the explosion. The international force is expected to investigate.
Hizbullah has boasted that the group possesses tens of thousands of missiles of varying ranges that it can aim at Israel whenever it chooses.
U.N. Resolution 1701, the ceasefire agreement that ended the Second Lebanon War in 2006, specifically prohibits Hizbullah from storing munitions or other ordnance in southern Lebanon.