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Israeli team rules out sabotage in Lebanon blast

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Collier / November 17, 1982


Israeli military investigators concluded that the explosion that killed 89 people at Israeli Army headquarters in Tyre, south Lebanon, was caused by a kitchen gas leak, Israeli radio reported.

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The investigators have virtually ruled out sabotage as the cause of the explosion. Military experts say the building was poorly constructed and had apparently collapsed as a result of the explosion.