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Twin blasts hit Iranian cultural center in Beirut, 2 killed, 32 injured

English.news.cn   2014-02-19 16:38:00

BEIRUT, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Twin suicide blasts on Wednesday morning hit the Iranian cultural mission in Lebanon's capital of Beirut, killing at least two people and injuring 32 others, Aljadeed TV and eyewitnesses said.

A booby trapped motorcycle went off near the Iranian cultural mission office in Bir Hassan neighborhood, the heartland of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah in southern suburbs of Beirut.

A suicide bomber blew up himself while riding anther motorcycle soon afterward, sending plumes of black smoke into the sky over the area, according to eyewitnesses.

George Moussa, director of Operations of the Lebanese Red Cross, was quoted by Aljadeed as saying that ambulances managed to evacuate two dead people and 32 injured at the scene.

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