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Hezbollah steps up security

2010-03-01 18:07

Beirut – A Hezbollah official says the Lebanese militant group has stepped up security measures following January's killing in Dubai of a top operative of the Palestinian Hamas.

Hezbollah has also asked Lebanese authorities to boost measures at border crossings to prevent any would-be assassins from sneaking into the country.

Dubai authorities have blamed Israel's Mossad intelligence agency for the slaying of Mahmud al-Mabhuh. The suspected assassins carried European and Australian passports.

The Hezbollah official said on Monday the group increased its own security measures but refused to give details. He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with Hezbollah's rules.

Hezbollah accuses Israel of killing some of its top commanders since the early 1980s.