Hezbollah says Islamists most likely behind Beirut attack

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Posted: Aug 16, 2013 11:33 AM
Hezbollah says Islamists most likely behind Beirut attack

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that radical Sunni Islamists were likely to have been responsible for a car bomb which killed 24 people in the Lebanese militant group's stronghold of southern Beirut.

Nasrallah said earlier attacks against the Iranian-backed Shi'ite Muslim group's Beirut base and other Shi'ite areas in Lebanon were the work of "takfiri" factions, in reference to Sunni radical groups linked to al Qaeda.