Hezbollah denies role in attack on Israel´s missions (REUTERS) Reporting by Mariam Karouny; editing by Andrew Roche BEIRUT, LEBANON 02/16/12 3:07pm EST)
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(Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah denied Israeli
accusations on Thursday that his group was behind bombers who
attacked Israeli missions in India and Georgia this week.
"I assure you that Hezbollah has nothing to do with this," he told
supporters. Israel accused Iran and Hezbollah of being behind twin
bomb attacks on Israeli embassy staff in India and Georgia on Monday,
wounding four people. Tehran also denied the Israeli accusations.
Nasrallah was speaking at an event marking the fourth anniversary of
the assassination of its military commander Imad Moughniyah. The
Shi´ite group accused Israel of killing Moughniyah in a car bomb in
Syria and has vowed revenge.
Israel has denied involvement, and said that it has since foiled
several Hezbollah attempts to kidnap Israelis abroad.
Nasrallah reiterated the group´s vow to respond to Moughniyah´s
killing: "As long as there is blood in the veins of any (member) of
Hezbollah (then) the day when we will avenge the killing of Imad
Moughniyah will come."
Hezbollah fought against Israel in a 34-day war in 2006 after the
group captured two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid. Some
1,200 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, were killed and 160
Israelis, mostly soldiers, died. (© Thomson Reuters 2012. 02/16/12)
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