At least 20 people are reported dead after a deadly car bomb attack in the Lebanese capital…
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At least 20 people are reported dead after a deadly car bomb attack in the Lebanese capital Beirut.
The blast happened in a southern stronghold of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group.
Cars were engulfed in flames and buildings were badly damaged. Emergency services raced to rescue those trapped in the debris.
A Sunni Islamist group – calling itself the ‘Brigades of Aisha’ – claimed responsibility for the attack, and threatened further action.
The blast, the latest in a spate of violence, comes amid sectarian tensions over the intervention of Shiite Muslim Hezbollah against Sunni rebels in the conflict in Syria.