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At least four dead in twin suicide blasts

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 00:51

Four dead, including children, after twin suicide blasts in Beirut suburbs. Julie Noce reports.

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At least four people are dead including children and some 70 others injured after a twin suicide bombing in the Hezbollah controlled southern suburb of Beirut on Wednesday. Security sources said the blasts were caused by two bombers... one on a motorcycle the other in a car. It happened near an orphanage. Witnesses say kids were looking out the windows yelling 'bomb, bomb!' Many of those injured and receiving treatment at a local hospital were children This man said he was standing in front of a shop, then felt himself flying backward about 20 meters. A militant group linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attacks on Twitter. The area is controlled by the Shi'ite movement Hezbollah, which is fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad's forces in neighbouring Syria in a conflict that has fuelled tensions between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims in Lebanon.

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At least four dead in twin suicide blasts

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 00:51