Dozens killed in suicide attack in Beirut

    Dozens killed in suicide attack in Beirut

    Nov 13, Beirut: A twin suicide bomb attack in residential area of the Lebanese capital Beirut has killed at least 37 people and wounded more than 180.  The two bombers blew themselves a short distance from each other in a busy street in the southern suburb of Burj al-Barajneh, a stronghold of the Shia Islamist Hezbollah movement.

    The Sunni jihadist group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility, but there has been no independent confirmation. It is the deadliest bombing in Beirut since the civil war ended 25 years ago.

    Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam has condemned the attacks and called on Lebanon's rival party to unite against such unjustifiable attack.

    The group's strongholds in southern Beirut were the target of a series of bombings in 2013 and 2014 mostly claimed by Sunni jihadist militants -who denounced Hezbollah's decision to send fighters to neighbouring Syria to prop up President Bashar al-Assad.

    The Oslo Times


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