At least 35 dead in blast at Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut

Two explosions in a predominantly Shi'ite area of southern Beirut have killed at least 35 people, according to reports from Lebanon's Daily Star and other sources.

Al Jazeera sources said that the two blasts were separated by minutes. Local reports indicate two suicide bombers conducted the attacks.

The explosions took place in the Ain el Sikkeh area, next to the Burj el-Barajneh Palestinian "refugee camp."

Burj el-Barajneh is a stronghold of the Iran terror proxy Hezbollah, and has been targeted by attacks various times in the past.

Hezbollah is currently targeted by Islamic State (ISIS) and Syrian rebels as it fights alongside Iran in the Syrian civil war.

There were repeated car bomb attacks against Shi'ite districts of Beirut in recent years.


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