Massive car bomb rocks Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut
At least 18 people were injured by a car bomb explosion in Beirut's southern suburbs on Tuesday, security sources said. The sources were unable to confirm initial reports from medics at the scene that an unspecified number were killed in the massive blast.
"This is the work of agents trying to create strife in Lebanon," said Hezbollah parliamentary Deputy Ali Meqdad at the site of the explosion.
A reporter on the scene saw a large fire raging at the site of the explosion, which apparently targeted a shopping mall in the Bir al-Abed area. The area is also home to many Hezbollah political offices.
| And boy howdy do you have to work hard to create strife in Lebanon!|
Hezbollah gunmen cordoned off the area near the explosion, which damaged cars and buildings. Fires were raging in dozens of cars which were set ablaze in the parking lot where the car rigged with explosives was left.
| You mean they didn't have their offices in a hospital or baby milk factory?|
A woman in southern Beirut said, "I haven't heard an explosion like this one since the 1980s (when a car bomb targeted Hezbollah's late spiritual leader Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah."
Posted by: ryuge 2013-07-09