A huge car bomb blast killed at least 18 people in a densely populated Beirut bastion of Lebanon's Shiite group Hezbollah, a military backer of Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad.
Civilians and emergency personnel gather at the site of a car bomb between the Bir el-Abed and Roueiss neighbourhoods, in the southern suburbs of Beirut, on August 15, 2013. The Lebanese Red Cross said at least 18 people were killed and 245 others wounded in the attack.
A previously unknown group believed to be a Syrian rebel cell said it carried out the attack which rocked the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital on Thursday.
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