Lebanon Blast Kills at least 4 near Iranian Cultural Center in Beirut

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A large explosion near an Iranian cultural center in the southern suburbs of Beirut has killed at least four people and wounded 19, security sources said.

Lebanon Blast Kills at least 4 near Iranian Cultural Center in Beirut

The explosion in Lebanon's capital appeared to have been caused by a car bomb and a motorcycle laden with explosives, media reports said Wednesday.

Iran's embassy in the same area was targeted by a bomb attack in November.

The officials - speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations - said the blast occurred on Wednesday morning in the suburb of Beir Hassan.

Lebanon-based TV network Al-Mayadeen reported that the explosion occurred near the Iranian cultural center and the Kuwaiti embassy.

Television footage showed fire engines and Lebanese soldiers standing in the streets. A wounded man was carried away on a stretcher and a young girl was being taken to safety. Glass covered the road and nearby buildings were damaged.

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