A man checks charred cars at the site of an explosion in Haret Hreik, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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The car bomb that ripped through the Beirut southern suburb of Haret Hreik Tuesday was one of four to rock the country in four weeks, and the third to target an area where Hezbollah enjoys support.The attack was claimed by the Nusra Front.On Jan. 2 at 4:10 p.m., a 1993 dark green Grand Cherokee rigged with about 20 kilograms of explosive material detonated near Al-Jawad restaurant in the Beirut southern suburb of Haret Hreik, where Hezbollah enjoys broad support, killing five people and wounding 77 others.Before the attack, Hermel, where Hezbollah also enjoys support, had been the site of frequent rocket attacks launched from Syria.
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