Two killed in Beirut blasts

Beirut, Feb 19: Twin suicide blasts Wednesday morning hit the Iranian cultural mission in Lebanon’s capital Beirut, killing at least two people and injuring 32 others.

A booby trapped motorcycle blew up near the Iranian cultural mission office in Bir Hassan neighbourhood, the heartland of Lebanon’s Shiite movement Hezbollah in southern suburbs of Beirut, Xinhua reported citing Aljadeed TV and eyewitnesses.

Soon after, a suicide bomber blew himself up while riding anther motorcycle, sending plumes of black smoke into the sky over the area, according to eyewitnesses.

George Moussa, director of operations of the Lebanese Red Cross, was quoted by Aljadeed as saying that ambulances managed to evacuate two dead people and 32 injured from the scene.

IANS