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Bag with landmine, bullets found in south Lebanon

A Lebanese Army explosives expert works in Zahrani, south Lebanon, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

SIDON, Lebanon: The military cordoned off the Zahrani highway in south Lebanon Wednesday after a bag was found with at least one landmine and a number of bullets, security sources said.

The sources said explosives experts promptly arrived at the scene to examine the black nylon bag, discovered by a cleaning crew near a rainwater gutter.

They found one landmine, the detonator of which was removed, in addition to three bullets (one 23 mm large-caliber and two 12.7 mm caliber rounds) and a handful of casings belonging to an M-18 recoilless rifle. A flare bomb was also found.

The expert squad carefully placed the landmine underneath a rock for detonation.

 

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