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At Least 16 Killed in Twin Suicide Blasts in Lebanese Capital

Lebanese officials say at least 16 people were killed in twin suicide blasts in a predominantly Shi'ite suburb in Lebanon's capital, Beirut. Authorities say the explosions occurred minutes apart late Thursday in Burj al-Barajneh, a busy commercial and residential area in southern Beirut.  At least 40 people were wounded. The area is a stronghold of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. It has been hit in the past, and Sunni militants groups have threatened to carry out...

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