Dozens Killed in Beirut Blasts

    Two Lebanese men react in front of burned cars, at the scene where two explosions have struck near the Iranian Embassy killing many, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday Nov. 19, 2013. The blasts in south Beirut's neighborhood of Janah also caused extensive damage on the nearby buildings and the Iranian mission. The area is a stronghold of the militant Hezbollah group, which is a main ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the civil war next door. It's not clear if the blasts are related to Syria's civil war. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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    At least 23 people were killed and 150 more were injured Tuesday as twin bomb blasts rocked the Iranian embassy in Beirut. Security officials said that among the dead was Iranian cultural attaché Sheikh Ibrahim Ansari, who only joined the Iranian contingent in Lebanon's capital a short time ago. According to local media, a suicide bomber was behind the first blast, while the second came from a car bomb. Firefighters rushed to the scene to extinguish the flames while at least six bodies lay strewn in the street. The attack follows two bombings in the Beirut suburbs this summer.

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