United Nations special envoy to Lebanon, Michael Williams, said Thursday threats have been made against UN targets in Lebanon in the past few weeks, DPA reported.
"There were some credible reports that were shared with us, the UN, by the Lebanese army itself of potential threats" in past weeks, Williams told a press conference at United Nations headquarters.
Lebanese authorities have adopted in recent weeks tight security measures in front of all UN offices across the country especially around the UN headquarters in downtown Beirut.
During May and July, UN patrols belonging the French and Italian peacekeepers were targeted by two separate roadside bombs near the southern port city of Sidon.
"The perpetrators of the attacks are still present in Lebanon and may still have the intent to carry out further attacks against (the United Nations Interim Forces in Southern Lebanon) UNIFIL or against other UN targets," said Williams.
On Monday, Lebanon's interior Ministe Marwan Charbel said there are fears among the UN officials that an attack similar to one that took place in August at the UN headquarters in the Nigerian capital Abuja would happen in Beirut.
On August 26, a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives outside the UN building in Abuja, killing 18 people.