Two people died when a bomb they were trying to plant under the vehicle of a Lebanese judge in a parking lot between Antelias and Jal el-Dib north of Beirut mistakenly went off, media reports said Thursday. The men were identified as Ihsan Nayef Nassar and Hussein Ali Diya. According to MTV station, they are not Lebanese.
Several people were also wounded, the reports said. A witness told Agence France Presse he saw rescuers carrying a man whose arm and leg had been torn off in the blast.
The vehicle that the two men were trying to booby trap is a Nissan Murano registered to State Shura Council Judge Albert Serhan and is driven by his son and lawyer Alain, they added. A credit card that belongs to Nassar was found at the scene of the explosion.