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Blasts hit security post in Beirut suburb, 41 killed

Explosions were carried out by two bombers

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More than 40 people have reportedly been killed and dozens of others wounded after two large explosions rocked a security post in the Borj al-Barajaneh area in a southern suburb of Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, Press TV reported.
According to the Lebanese al-Manar television, the explosions were carried out by two bombers near the General Security Post in Hussaineya street in Borj al-Barajneh on Thursday.
Lebanese Health Minister Wael Abu Faour said 41 people have been killed and some 200 others injured in the attacks.
The number of the dead is expected to rise as many of the wounded are in critical condition, the Lebanese minister added.
According to reports, the two bombs exploded within five minutes and 20 meters from each other.
Security forces have cordoned off the area of the blasts.
Lebanon has declared Friday as a day of national mourning following the deadly bomb attacks.

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