Blast heard in Beirut’s southern suburbs

Photo: Blast heard in Beirut’s southern suburbs / Arab World

An explosion hit a southern area of the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday, residents and a security source said, Al Arabiya reported.

The blast hit near the Kuwaiti embassy and the Iranian Cultural Chancellery in Beirut, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported.

Beirut's southern suburbs are a stronghold of the militant movement Hezbollah and have been the target of several bomb attacks in recent months.

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