Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Suicide blasts kill 23 outside Iranian embassy in Beirut

 اTwo suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut's southern suburbs Tuesday morning, killing at least 23 people and wounding over 100, private television and state news reported.
Al Mayadeen TV said that security cameras showed the first suicide bomber charge the embassy on a motorcycle and blow himself up to clear the way for a second bomber, who detonated a car packed with explosives.
Iran's ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi told the Beirut-based station that no one was killed inside the embassy, located in the densely populated neighborhood of Bir Hassan.
But Roknabadi later announced that Iran's cultural Ambassaddor Sheikh Ibrahim al-Ansari was killed in the attack. All other victims appeared to be passers-by.
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