Report: Friday blast in Beirut aimed at Nasrallah
Unknown sources told Kuwait's Al Jareeda daily that that the bombing in the southern suburb of Beirut last Friday aimed at Hizbullah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. The sources conveyed that Israel got information that the Nasrallah was expected to hold a meeting with some senior officials of the Shiite group including the former prisoner Samir Kuntar, who lives in that area.
However, the sources had no confirmation whether Nasrallah had been injured in the blast, but it is likely that a number of Hizbullah members were wounded, and perhaps one of the wounded is the group's military chief Mustafa Badr al-Din, who is wanted by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon for his involvement in the 2005 assassination of Lebanon's former PM Rafik Hariri.
There are many rumors in Beirut about the explosion. Hours after the incident, Hizbullah issued a statement saying that the blast was caused by a gas leakage, and there were no injuries. Hizbullah imposed a security cordon around the scene.