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08/15/2013 11:36 am ET | Updated Oct 15, 2013

Beirut Blast: Explosion Hits Hezbollah Stronghold In Lebanese Capital (PHOTO)

BEIRUT, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Twenty people were killed in the explosion which struck the southern Beirut stronghold of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group on Thursday, a security source said.

An army statement said the cause of the explosion was a car bomb. The blast engulfed several vehicles in flames and trapped many people in nearby buildings which were damaged in the explosion.