Isis claims responsibility as suicide bombers kill dozens in Beirut
Double attack leaves at least 43 dead in Lebanese capital’s Shia-majority southern suburbs
Dozens of people have been killed in #Lebanon’s worst terrorist attack this year after a double suicide bombing in south Beirut upended a fragile peace.
The health ministry said 43 people had died and 239 had been wounded in the twin blasts on Thursday, which targeted the Shia-majority district of Burj al-Barajneh. It was the first major suicide bombing to strike the country since a similar attack in January that targeted an Alawite area in the northern city of Tripoli. The number of casualties is likely to rise due to the severity of the attack.