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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