The Israeli army on Wednesday notified of the killing of an armed man suspected of entering the country from Lebanon.
It even highlighted the incident of blowing up a car at a junction in northern Israel, raising the risk of renewed tensions with Hezbollah.
According to reports, the incident happened on Monday.
The army hinted the same on its Twitter saying, an explosive device was detained adjacent to the Megiddo Junction, severely injuring the civilians of the country.
It said while searching in northern Israel, security forces neutralized a terrorist armed with an explosive belt and multiple weapons in a vehicle.
Our soldiers stopped a suspected car carrying the bombing suspect at a checking point shortly after the roadside explosion, the army said.
We were assuming another terrorist attack from the dubious, perhaps before committing suicide, it said.
The army further mentioned the shooting and killing of the suspect. And the custody of the driver being questioned. The troop however didn’t reveal their identities and stressed the possible involvement of the Hezbollah terrorist army under review.
Meanwhile, the Lebanese group has not issued any immediate comment on the matter.
Reports suggest the incident was “very serious” and prompted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short his trip to Germany.
It said the Israeli security establishment is now concerned about the type of explosive that was used and has held several meetings for taking up the call against the incident. The taken measures are under a gag order.
The army highlighted the device exploded at a 90-degree an unusual incident threatening the renewed hostility between Israel and Hezbollah, enemies known to fought a month-long war in 2006.
Though the country’s relationship seems to be normal, Israel’s northern border with Lebanon has remained quite tense since the conflict. Israel even considers the Iran-backed Shia group its most serious immediate threat, estimating that Hezbollah has 150,000 rockets and missiles aimed to attack Israel. Also, the recent frequent attack by Israel targeting Syria is addressed as the Iranian weapons deliveries headed to the Lebanese group.