Car bomb kills 11 in baghdad market in Beirut
A blast at a busy market in Beirut killed 11 people, including an Israeli who had visited the country three months ago.
The blast, at the entrance of the market at Bagdad’s Harir district early Friday morning, left the bodies of six Lebanese men –호 게임 including an Israeli – and an unidentified woman all wrapped in white, said Mamdouh al-Kassar, who lives near the scene.
The explosion also caused several buildings nearby to collapse. Several vehicles and cars were also burned. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
“A man in his 40s was standing in the market when he was hit by shrapnel, but he is not believed to have died, but others were injured and some of them died of their wounds,” KASSAR told The Times of Israel.
The blast left the body of the Israeli, along with several other people inside the market, as well as an Egyptian, who stayed behind to care for the injured Israeli, a man named in Hebrew as Abed.
Some of the bodies were wrapped in white. “We were all lucky, it’s a lucky coincidence,” a Syrian man named Rami al-Maani told Agence France-Presse.
Three ambulances with an Israeli driver and another Israeli passenger lay outside the market while an Israeli army vehicle was parked nearby.
Bagdad mayor Muhammad al-Jabari told AFP the explosion happened at about 1 a.m. local time (0600GMT) just outside the city.
He said the Israeli woman and her partner came to Lebanon as tourists in December to visit a baby-sitting couple. The couple was due to return to Israel for a religious ceremony세종출장샵, he said.
The Israeli man came to Lebano여수출장샵n after the family was expecting their first child and to continue to live in Lebanon for medical treatment in Israel, Jabari added.
A Palestinian woman cries outside a shop near a blast site in the Hariri district of Beirut on June 23. Photo: AFP
KASSAR said the injured Israeli was later given treatment at a nearby hospital.
The attack came on the same day as Hezbollah claimed its fighters had carried out a blast in the heart of the capital targeting the “barbaric terrorist” organization.
Two of Hezbollah’s most active commanders, Salim Qassem, 32, and Hassan Nasrallah, 47, claimed responsibility for the attack at a ceremony on Lebanon’s holy Mountain o