November 12, 2015 / 7:28 PM / 4 years ago

Islamic State group claims responsibility for suicide attacks in Beirut's southern suburbs

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic state group claimed responsibility for Thursday’s double attack on a Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut which killed at least 37 people.

The group said in a statement posted on Twitter by its supporters, that its members blew up a bike loaded with explosives in a street in the Borj al-Barajneh area and when people gathered, a suicide bomber blew himself up among them causing more casualties and killing 40 people.

Reporting by Mariam Karouny

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