Lebanon blasts hit Iran's embassy in Beirut

Key points

  • There have been two suspected suicide bomb attacks near the Iranian embassy in Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
  • A source close to the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, a Lebanese jihadist group linked to al-Qaeda, says they were responsible.
  • At least 23 people have been killed, but there are conflicting reports about the fate of Iran's cultural attache. (All times in GMT.)

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Reporting:

  • David Gritten 
  • Becky Branford 
  • Victoria Park 

Last updated 19 November 2013

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