20-06-2021 08:55 PM Jerusalem Timing

Powerful Bombings Rock Bir Hassan, South Beirut (Updated)

Powerful Bombings Rock Bir Hassan, South Beirut (Updated)

Two terrorist blasts hit southern Beirut on Wednesday near Kuwait embassy in Bir Hassan, leaving dozens of martyrs and injured.

Two terrorist blasts hit southern Beirut on Wednesday near Kuwait embassy in Bir Hassan, leaving dozens of martyrs and injured.

Security sources confirm that the bombings were suicide adding that they coincided and that they were targeting the cultural center of the Iranian embassy in Beirut.Bir Hassan Blast

Al-Manar correspondnet reported that the first explosion took place near Gondoline sweets which lies in the building of the Iranian cultural center.

The second took place near a restaurant facing an army base.

Shortly after the blasts, ambulance, Civil Defense vehicles rushed to the scene.

Health minister Wael Abu Faour visited the blast scene and said that the suicide bombings left at least five martyrs and 103 injured.

State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr also arrived in blast scene, confirming that the attacks were suicide bombings.

The first blast was carried by a BM X5 4x4 vehicle, rigged with 90 kgs of explosive materials, Saqr said.

He noted that the second explosion was carried out by a mercedes car rigged with 75 kgs of explosive materials.

For its part, the Iranian embassy in Beirut confirmed all staff were safe.

 

Below is the footage taken from the area following the blasts: