Israel Says Lebanese Held in Cyprus Part of Hezbollah Bomb Plot

Israel's defense minister said on Monday that a Lebanese-Canadian man arrested in Cyprus after authorities found almost two tonnes of ammonium-nitrate in his basement was part of a Hezbollah bomb plot.
An Iranian-backed Lebanese militia opposed to Israel, Cypriot media had reported a possible connection between the 26-year-old suspect, who arrived in May and was staying in the coastal town of Larnaca.
After the arrest on Wednesday, police declined comment on the case beyond saying they were investigating all possibilities.
Speaking to reporters, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon described the suspect's apartment as "a hideout."
Further citing what Israel had been told by Cyprus, Yaalon said the ammonium-nitrate was intended for manufacturing bombs.



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