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Five killed as Beirut blast rocks Hezbollah stronghold

Lebanon's health ministry said five people have been killed and 20 injured after a blast shook southern Beirut, a stronghold of Hezbollah.

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Emergency services douse flames after Beirut blast

People gather as firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire after the blast. Credit: Reuters

A powerful explosion in Shi'ite group Hezbollah's southern Beirut stronghold killed five people on sending a column of smoke into the sky, a witness said.

Television footage showed the twisted and blackened remains of several cars being doused with hoses by emergency services.

A man holds a rifle at the site of the explosion. Credit: Reuters

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