Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Iran On The Hit List In Lebanon

Twin blasts strike near Iran's embassy in BeirutBEIRUT, Lebanon — Twin explosions went off next to the Iranian embassy in southern Beirut Tuesday, killing 23 people and wounding 147, Lebanon's state news agency reported.
Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam called the blasts "a terrorist crime which would aim to strike [at] stability and national unity,"
reported the agency.

The explosions took place before noon in the Jnah neighborhood of Beirut, with Iranian Cultural Counselor Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Ansari reported as being among the victims.

Reports said that the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, a Lebanon-based al-Qaeda affiliate, claimed responsibility.

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