The Lebanese Army arrested on Friday five Syrian nationals who were plotting to bomb an Ashura procession in the southern city of Nabatiyeh.
“Army intelligence agents on Friday evening arrested five Syrians at a house in the Nabatiyeh neighborhood of al-Maslakh while they were preparing a 300-gram explosive device with the aim of detonating it during an Ashura procession set to be held in the ninth day of Muharram,” al-Jadeed television reported, referring to Saturday.
Media then reported that the army surrounded the house and the detainees were transferred to the headquarters of the army Intelligence Directorate in the southern city of Sidon.
Later on Friday, National News Agency said “five people were arrested in the Nabatiyeh neighborhood of al-Maslakh as they were plotting for a subversive act in the area.”
“They are being interrogated by the army,” the agency added.