The deadly blast that ripped through the Haret Hreik district of southern Beirut this afternoon appeared to be caused by a car bomb, security officials said.
At least five people have been killed and 20 injured in the attack, which took place in an areas that is a stronghold of the Hezbollah group.
Lebanon has been hit by a wave of bombings in recent months as the civil war in Syria increasingly spills over the border.
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