Attack on Highway 65: Hezbollah may be behind the explosion
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"Hezbollah" may be behind a bombing on a highway in northern Israel that seriously injured one person on Monday.
The IDF and Shin Bet joint statement said.
The terrorist was shot and killed on the Lebanese border a few hours after the attack. He was wearing a suicide belt.
On the morning of March 13, a charge that had been placed on the other side of the road exploded on Highway 65 and, despite this, caused an explosion of a car moving in the other lane. A 21-year-old resident of an Arab village was injured.
Details of the security incident were being censored while the investigation was ongoing. After the explosion, the roads were blocked and checkpoints were set up to search for the terrorist.
In the afternoon, a suspicious car was seen carrying the suspected terrorist near the Lebanese border. Yamam officers and Shin Bet officers opened fire on the suspect. According to the IDF, several weapons were also found in the car during the search.
According to investigators, the suspect crossed the border from Lebanon on the night of Saturday to Sunday and planted a bomb. The method by which he entered Israel is being established.
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