'Several dead' after car bomb in Hezbollah area of Beirut

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

The aftermath of the explosion in southern Beirut.
The aftermath of the explosion in southern Beirut. Credit: RTV

Hezbollah has sealed off the site of the explosion - a shopping mall in the Bir el Abed district.

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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.