Five members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) militant group were killed in an overnight explosion in Lebanon, near the border with neighboring Syria, security sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
A PFLP-GC statement on Wednesday said five of its members were killed in Israeli bombing on a site controlled by the group near the border. The group's spokesperson in Damascus, Anwar Raja, told Reuters that an Israeli strike on the Lebanese town of Qusaya had killed five members, including fighters, and wounded another 10.
But one Palestinian security source and a Lebanese security source told Reuters the deaths were the result of mines exploding as the PFLP-GC members were moving them.
The Israeli military told Reuters it does not comment on reports in foreign media. An Israeli source told Reuters that the Israeli military was not involved in the Syria-Lebanon border blast.
(With input from Reuters)