More on Beirut rocket attacks (with photos)
|A policeman inspects damaged cars after two rockets hit houses and parked cars in Beirut suburbs May 26, 2013 (Reuters / Mohammed Azakir)|
The blasts came after two rockets were launched in Beirut early in the morning, witnesses said. The attack struck near a car dealership, the Daily Star newspaper reported. A third rocket was reportedly launched but did not explode; security forces are attempting to find it.
Some of those wounded in the attack are Syrians who were sleeping at the shop, the report added.
Voice of Lebanon radio (LBCI) said the rockets came from a Grad multiple rocket launcher, hitting the dealership and a nearby balcony. The report says the projectiles were 107mm caliber, while the Soviet-made BM-21 Grad is 122mm. The Chinese-made Type 63, which has a towed launcher as opposed to Grad’s truck-mounted one, is 107mm.
The rockets were fired from an area east of the neighborhood, Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel told the media. The official said the attack was an attempt to heighten tensions in the already-disturbed country.
A rocket launcher was discovered in a forested area near the town of Aitat in Aley district in the approximate area from which the rockets were likely fired, local media reported.Israel will be blamed in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1.... Where does the Mossad find these guys? Heh.
More pictures here.