Beirut explosion- in pictures

A car bomb ripped through Beirut’s southern suburbs, a stronghold of Hezbollah, wounding over 50 people, security sources said. Ambulances and fire trucks rushed to the scene of the blast site – a parking lot belonging to a local cooperative in the residential and commercial Bir al-Abed – just before noon. Tuesday’s explosion comes on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan for some Shiites.

  • Men and security personnel gather at the site of the explosion. REUTERS/Issam Kobeisi

  • Men gather near burning cars at the site of the explosion. The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban

  • Men are seen near burning cars. REUTERS/Issam Kobeisi

  • A firefighter is helped. AFP PHOTO/STR

  • Smoke rises from burnt cars. REUTERS/ Issam Kobeisi

  • A firefighter at the scene. AFP PHOTO/STR

  • Lebanese soldiers stand near the wreckage of a car. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • A man peers through a shattered window at the scene of the bombing. (AP Photo/Ahmed Omar)

  • Damaged cars are seen at the scene. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • A general security member inspects the explosion site. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • A Hezbollah flag attached on a balcony overlooking the explosion. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

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