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Beirut car bomb blast

Several people have injured after a car bomb exploded in an area of southern Beirut controlled by the Shi'ite group Hezbollah this morning, Reuters reported.

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Beirut bomb blast 'shows Syrian crisis has spilled over'

Israel's defence minister Moshe Ya'alon said the Syrian crisis has "spilled over" to Lebanon because of Hezbollah's involvement in the war.

Mr Yaalon said: "The Syrian civil war has long spilled over into Lebanon as a result of Hezbollah involvement in Syria fighting.

Lebanese military police inspect the remains of a vehicle at the site of today's explosion. Credit: REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban

"We see inside Lebanon, in Tripoli, Sidon and also in Beirut, from reports today of a car bomb that exploded there".

"We are not dealing with this and not intervening in it".

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