Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Suicide Bombings in Hizbullah Stronghold in Beirut

(Washington Post) - Hugh Naylor Twin suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State killed at least 43 people and wounded more than 200 in Beirut on Thursday during rush hour in the Burj al Barajinah neighborhood where many Hizbullah loyalists live. In a statement translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, the Islamic State said the first bomber struck with an explosives-rigged motorcycle, followed by a second assailant wearing a suicide vest. Lebanese Health Minister Wael Abu Faour said a third suicide bomber was killed when the second attacker detonated his explosives.

2015-11-13 00:00:00

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