Lebanon

At Least 23 Killed By Blasts at Iranian Embassy in Beirut

Al Qaeda-linked group has claimed responsibility

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(Reuters)—Two explosions, at least one caused by a suicide bomber, rocked Iran's embassy in Lebanon on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people, including an Iranian cultural attach√©, and hurling bodies, cars and debris across the street.

A Lebanese-based al Qaeda-linked group known as the Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for what it described as a double suicide attack on the Iranian mission in southern Beirut.