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Al Qaeda-linked group claims Beirut bombings

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Civil defence members carry a wounded woman as a Lebanese Army soldier secures the area at the site of an explosion in Beirut

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The al Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed a twin bomb attack in Beirut on Wednesday, saying such attacks would continue until Hezbollah forces withdrew from the fighting in Syria and its own fighters were released from Lebanese jails.

The radical Lebanese group, which claimed the attack on its Twitter account, also said it was responsible for a November 19 attack on the Iranian embassy that killed 23 people, using the same tactic of twin suicide bombs. In both cases, most of the victims were civilians. (Reuters)

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