AQIM accuses Lebanon's Hezbollah of Tripoli blasts

Al-Qaeda's North African branch on Saturday accused Lebanon's Shiite militant group Hezbollah of being behind the anti-Sunni bomb attacks which killed 45 people in the Lebanese port city of Tripoli.

"We are certain that the hand of Hezbollah, lowly organisation which stands beside (Syrian President Bashar (al-Assad), is drenched in this despicable act," Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb said in a statement on Twitter.

AQIM vowed to take quick revenge for Friday's blasts "against Hezbollah, in the name of Sunnis".

At least 45 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in twin blasts on Friday targeting two Sunni mosques in the port city of Tripoli in northern Lebanon.