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Lebanon: Four die in double bomb blast in Beirut


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Lebanon: Four die in double bomb blast in Beirut

An al Qaeda-linked group says it was behind deadly twin bomb blasts in the southern suburbs of Beirut this morning.

Suicide bombers killed at least four people, while more than 100 others were injured, according to news agency Reuters.

The army said two cars packed with explosives were used in the rush-hour attack, in an area of the Lebanese capital controlled by Shi’ite Hezbollah.

The militant Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility, saying the Iranian cultural centre was the target. Iran’s embassy was attacked in November.

Tehran backs Hezbollah which has sent fighters into Syria to help President Bashar al-Assad’s forces fight the uprising there.

Radical Sunni Islamists sympathetic to the rebellion have pledged to attack Hezbollah on Lebanese soil and this is the latest in a string of car and suicide bombings.

  • LEBANON: BEIRUT

    Photo: Anadolu Agency

  • LEBANON: BEIRUT

    Photo: Anadolu Agency

  • LEBANON: BEIRUT

    Photo: Anadolu Agency

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