4 dead in Beirut blast claimed by Al-Qaeda group
BEIRUT (AFP) - Four people were killed in an apparent suicide car bombing in south Beirut on Tuesday, in the latest in a string of attacks targeting strongholds of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah.
The blast was quickly claimed by Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon, a group believed to be linked to Al-Qaeda's Syrian arm, which said it was a suicide attack.
"Four people are dead, and there are 35 injured," Red Cross spokesman Ayad al-Monzer told AFP.
The official National News Agency said the attack appeared to be a suicide bombing.