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.