Lebanon

Beirut Bombing Death Toll Hits 22

Anti-Hezbollah Islamists claiming responsibility

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Lebanese officials say the death toll from Thursday's car bombing in a Beirut suburb has risen to 22, as investigators continue to examine the site of the blast.

An anti-Hezbollah Islamist group calling itself the Brigades of Aisha has claimed responsibility for the blast. It took place in a suburb known as Rweiss, a stronghold of Lebanon's Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah.