Israeli security source said Sunday that soldiers patrolling the Har Dove area, near the borders with Lebanon, managed to escape unhurt as the spotted an explosive device and managed to run a way seconds before it was detonated.

A senior army officer accused Sunday night that Hezbollah was behind the planned attack.

“It appears that the explosives were detonated from afar by Hezbollah men, who were looking on from both sides of the border.” He told Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

Israeli security is examining whether there is a connection between the attack and Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah’s threats Friday to forcefully pressure Israel to free Lebanese prisoners.

Following the explosion, Israel held the Lebanese and Syrian governments responsible for “tension” at the Israeli northern borders.