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4 Dead, 30 wounded in suicide bombing on Hezbollah bastion in Beirut

Beirut, Jan 21 (EFE).- At least four people were killed and about 30 wounded on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack in the Beirut neighborhood of Haret Hreik, one of the strongholds of the Shiite radical group Hezbollah, the government-run ANN news agency and the Lebanese Red Cross said. The bomber detonated the vehicle he was driving, which - besides the dozens of victims - caused significant material damage to buildings and other vehicles parked nearby. Television images of the scene show a fire in one of the buildings there and a thick column of smoke emanating from it.

'Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon' claims Beirut bombing

The Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon, believed to be a franchise of the Syrian Al-Qaeda-linked group, on Tuesday claimed a bomb attack in Beirut that killed at least four people. "With the help of God almighty we have responded to the massacres carried out by the party of Iran (Hezbollah)... with a martyrdom operation in their backyard in the southern (Beirut) suburbs," the group said in a statement posted on its Twitter account.

Four dead in Beirut bomb blast: Red Cross

Four people were killed in an apparent suicide car bombing Tuesday in south Beirut, in the latest in a string of attacks targeting strongholds of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah. "Four people are dead, and there are 35 injured," Red Cross communications director Ayad al-Monzer said. The official National News Agency said the attack appeared to be a suicide bombing. "Body parts apparently belonging to a suicide bomber were at the scene," it said. The attack took place on a busy commercial street in the Haret Hreik neighbourhood in southern Beirut.

2 dead in Beirut bomb blast: official agency

Two people were killed in an apparent suicide car bombing Tuesday in a south Beirut neighbourhood considered a stronghold of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, the official news agency said. "Suicide bomber blows himself up in a car... in Haret Hreik, two people killed and five injured," Lebanon's National News Agency said. "Body parts apparently belonging to a suicide bomber were at the scene," it added. The attack took place on a busy commercial street that was targeted by a suicide car bombing in early January.

Blast hits Hezbollah heartland in Beirut

An explosion hit Hezbollah's southern Beirut bastion on Tuesday, the Lebanese Shiite movement's television channel Al-Manar said. The blast took place on a busy commercial street that was targeted by a deadly suicide car bombing in early January. "The explosion took place on Al-Arid street in Haret Hreik," Al-Manar reported. An AFP photographer near the scene reported plumes of smoke rising over the densely populated neighbourhood.

Beirut blast was suicide car bomb, 2 dead: official agency

Two people were killed in a suicide car bombing in a south Beirut neighbourhood considered a stronghold of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, the country's official news agency said. "Suicide bomber blows himself up in a car... in Haret Hreik, two people killed and five injured," Lebanon's National News Agency said. ser-sah/srm

Hezbollah TV employee dies after south Beirut blast

An employee of Hezbollah's Al-Manar television died on Monday from wounds sustained in a suicide bombing in the movement's south Beirut stronghold last week, the channel announced. The death raised the toll from Thursday's attack to five. "Our colleague in Al-Manar television Abbas Karnib has died from the serious injuries he suffered in the terrorist blast that targeted Haret Hreik last Thursday," the broadcaster said. "He underwent surgery... but he remained in critical condition and passed away this morning."

Car bomb kills four in Hezbollah Beirut bastion

A car bomb killed four people in south Beirut Thursday, the fourth attack to hit the Hezbollah bastion since the Shiite group announced its intervention in Syria last year, the health minister said. The bombing came just weeks after a twin suicide bombing killed 25 people at the Iranian embassy in the same area and marked a new breach of the tight security in Hezbollah's stronghold. Health Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said four people had been killed and 77 wounded. He said the remains of a fifth person had also been found.

Car bomb kills four in Hezbollah Beirut bastion

A car bomb killed four people in southern Beirut Thursday, the fourth attack to hit the Hezbollah bastion since the Shiite group announced its intervention in Syria last year, the health minister said. The bombing came just weeks after a twin suicide bombing killed 25 people at the Iranian embassy in the same area and marked a new breach of the tight security in Hezbollah's stronghold.

Car bomb kills five in Hezbollah Beirut bastion

A car bomb killed five people in south Beirut Thursday, the fourth attack to hit the Hezbollah bastion since the Lebanese Shiite group intervened in Syria last year, officials said. The bombing came just weeks after a twin suicide bombing killed 25 people at the Iranian embassy in the same area and marked a new breach of the tight security in Hezbollah's stronghold in the capital's southern suburbs.
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