Car bomb rocks Shia suburb in Beirut

Explosion wounds 53 people in busy southern Beirut shopping area controlled by Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah. Fifty-three people were wounded when aBeirut2092013 car bomb exploded in Dahiyeh in southern Lebanon, a stronghold for the Lebanese Shia Hezbollah group, the Health Ministry has said. The blast occurred at around 11am, local time, in the car park of a supermarket in the residential area of Bir el-Abed on Tuesday. Al Jazeera’s Nour Samaha, reporting from Beirut, said the blast caused heavy damage to the cars parked in the area, as well as dozens of store fronts. “First and second floor apartments surrounding the blast site also endured damage, with most of their windows shattered from the impact,” she said. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet….more

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