Hezbollah operative held in Peru over suspected planning of terror attack

The Hezbollah flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) A Hezbollah operative was arrested in Peru earlier this week over suspicion that he was planning a terror attack.

According to the Peruvian Interior Ministry, Lebanese citizen Mohammed Hamden was in possession of explosives and other materials when he was arrested. Police found traces of TNT, detonators, and other explosive devices in his apartment, Haaretz reported. 

Reports indicate that the suspect may have been looking to carry out an attack on targets identified with Israelis or Jews. South America is a popular destination for Israeli tourists, many of whom backpack through the region following their military service.

Posted on October 30, 2014 .