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4 dead in Beirut blast claimed by Al-Qaeda group

Published on Jan 21, 2014 8:37 PM
 
Civil Defence members move a fire extinguisher as a Hizbollah member carries a walkie-talkie at the site of an explosion in the Haret Hreik area, in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital Beirut. Four people were killed in an apparent suicide car bombing in south Beirut on Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014, in the latest in a string of attacks targeting strongholds of Lebanon's Shi'ite movement Hizbollah. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

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.

 
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