Car Bomb Blast Hits Lebanon’s Capital, Beirut

Car Bomb Blast Hits Lebanon’s Capital, Beirut
Sun Jun 12, 2016 22:31:46

A powerful bomb explosion has rocked the western part of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, reportedly injuring at least one person.

The sound of ambulance sirens was heard in the area near the busy shopping district of Hamra Street late on Sunday.

However, witnesses and local media said the explosion took place outside a branch of the Lebanese Blom bank causing damage to the building.

The blast was reportedly caused by a 2-kg bomb places in a car parked outside the bank.

Smoke was seen rising from the Verdun area of Beirut after the blast was heard.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, however, Daesh Takfiri terrorists have in the past carried out similar attacks in the Lebanese capital.

More than 40 people were killed and dozens of others wounded after two large explosions claimed by the Daesh Takfiri militants rocked a security post in the Borj al-Barajaneh area in a southern suburb of the Lebanese capital last November.

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