Hizbullah fighters parade in Beirut on May 31 to mark the annual Quds (Jerusalem) Day, on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (Marwan Naamani/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Report: U.K. Discovered Hizbullah Explosives – and Said Nothing

Individuals linked to the Lebanese terror group Hizbullah were caught stockpiling explosive materials in a secret bomb factory in London, MI5 and Metropolitan Police officers discovered in 2015, according to the British newspaper The Telegraph. Thousands of disposable ice packs containing ammonium nitrate, an ingredient for homemade bombs, were reportedly found in the factory. The raid was allegedly hidden from the public for years, as well as from members of parliament who were debating whether to ban the Iran-backed terror group. However, then-prime minister David Cameron and home secretary Theresa May were personally notified. The discovery was made months after the United Kingdom signed the Iran nuclear deal, aimed at inhibiting Tehran’s nuclear program. Israeli officials have confirmed that the Mossad was the source of the information. The joint operation searched four properties in total, and an unidentified man was arrested on suspicion of terror-related activity. Moreover, the factory in London was reportedly seen as part of a broader international plot by the Iranian proxy for future attacks.

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