Large explosion rocks Hezbollah dominated Beirut suburb

January 21, 2014 | By | Reply More

Jan 21, – Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV showed flames pouring from the facade of a multi-storey building, with large plumes of smoke. Two people were reported killed and 20 injured.

hromedia Large explosion rocks Hezbollah dominated Beirut suburb arab uprising2There has been a spike in sectarian tension in Lebanon blamed on the conflict in neighbouring Syria.

Hezbollah forces have been fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, while Lebanese Sunni Muslims tend to back the Syrian opposition.

Al-Manar said the blast occurred in Arid Street in Harat Hreik district. Large crowds could be seen gathering at the scene.

It is the latest of several recent explosions in Lebanon. Five people were killed an many others injured by a bomb blast on 2 January in the same Beirut district.

Former minister Mohamad Chatah, a Sunni and a critic of Hezbollah, was killed with five others by a car bomb in December.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat contributed to this report.

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