SIDON, Lebanon — Two civilians were wounded in southern Lebanon on Friday by a roadside bomb apparently intended for Israeli troops or their local militia allies, police said.
They said the blast occurred at the village of Taibe in the eastern sector of Israel's self-declared border "security zone."
Militiamen of the pro-Israeli South Lebanon Army fired heavy machine guns in the area after the bomb exploded, they said. Israeli warplanes flew over the southern Lebanese city of Sidon and nearby Palestinian refugee camps, witnesses said.
Independent sources in the south said pro-Iranian Shia Muslim guerrillas had planted several roadside bombs and mines in the Taibe area in recent weeks, including one which killed an Israeli soldier and wounded two others on June 7.