Lebanon arrests element behind Iran embassy attack

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Lebanese security forces have arrested a Palestinian man suspected of involvement in last November’s attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, a security source told The Daily Star.

Lebanese General Security handed the man, identified as Y.M., to the military prosecutor’s office after an investigation revealed he had played a role in the twin suicide attack on the embassy, the source said.

The Nov. 19 twin attacks against the Iranian embassy killed 30 people, including an Iranian diplomat. The al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for the deadly blasts.

The Lebanese Army last month apprehended the head of the group, Majid al-Majid, who later died at the military hospital.

By ISNA

 

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