At least two people were killed in a blast in Beirut
At least two people were killed in a blast in the southern suburbs of Beirut near an Iranian cultural centre, security sources said.
The explosion hit the Bir Hassan neighbourhood on Wednesday, also leaving 19 people injured.
The targeted area was meters away from the Kuwaiti embassy and also near the Iranian embassy, which was hit by a bomb attack in November.
There were no immediate details on the nature of the explosion, which sent a large plume of smoke over the area.
Lebanese television crews at the scene broadcast footage of widespread destruction, with emergency teams carrying wounded people away from a charred street strewn with rubble.
Several vehicles could be seen ablaze and the air was still thick with smoke.