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.
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.