Lebanon mourns 44 killed in Beirut double bomb attack

Lebanese forensic police and security forces inspect the site of a twin bomb attack that rocked a busy shopping street in a Beirut stronghold of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah, the day after the attack on November 13, 2015Lebanon on Friday mourned 44 people killed in south Beirut in a twin bombing claimed by the Islamic State group, the bloodiest such attack in years. The Red Cross said at least 239 people were also wounded, several in critical condition, in the blasts that hit a busy shopping street in Burj al-Barajneh, a neighbourhood where the Shiite Hezbollah movement is popular. The attack harked back to a campaign against Hezbollah between 2013 and 2014, ostensibly in revenge for its military support of regime forces in neighbouring Syria’s civil war.

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