Fourteen were killed and more than 200 wounded when a car bomb rocked a residential street in Beirut’s Rweiss district on Thursday, according to Lebanon’s national news agency. The powerful blast, aimed at a Hezbollah stronghold, triggered fires that left dozens of residents trapped. The bombing—the second one in about a month—stokes fears that the country will be pulled into Syria’s civil war. Anti-Assad rebels have recently threatened Hezbollah—a Shiite Muslim political group and Syrian government supporter—for intervening on behalf of the regime in the violent conflict.
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