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Blast rocks Beirut suburb; two wounded, bomber dead

From Salma Abdelaziz and Mohammed Jamjoom, CNN
updated 6:13 PM EST, Mon February 3, 2014
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: State media reports suicide bomber killed in the blast
  • A bomber attacks a transportation hub outside Beirut, Lebanon
  • Two wounded in the explosion, state media says

(CNN) -- A suicide bomber blew himself up in a minibus in a suburb southeast of Beirut on Monday, Lebanon's state media reported.

NNA news agency said the blast targeted a transportation hub in Choueifat, Lebanon. Two people were injured.

The bomber blew himself up inside a passenger van, NNA reported.

Ali Hassan Khalil, the Minister of Health said the bus driver was among the two injured in the explosion.

The Hezbollah-owned Al-Manar television aired still images from the scene showing burned-out vehicles, firefighters dragging hoses and bystanders near the scene.

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