At around 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday, two explosions were heard in the Jnah area of Beirut near the Iranian embassy. According to news reports, two suicide bombers - one who walked into the area on foot, and another driving a car rigged with some 100 kg of explosives - are to blame for the attack. Lebanon's health minister says 23 people are dead and 146 wounded.

For a review of how events unfolded shortly after the blast, you can review Beirut.com's live blog archive below:

1:45 p.m.
Al-Manar TV now reporting the suicide car bomb may have been planted in a GMC car.




1:40 p.m.
The Daily Star newspaper reported that Abdullah Azzam brigades, one of Al Qaeda affiliates, was behind the double suicide attack.

1:00 p.m.
MTV News has released the names of some of the people injured in Tuesdays' blast.

12:40 a.m.
An-Nahar newspaper is reporting the name of one of the victims killed in Tuesday's blast. He has been identified as Ahmad Zaraket.

11:36 a.m.
Video footage has surfaced on YouTube showing the scene of the explosions shortly after the blasts went off. It shows massive wreckage, cars on fire and bodies littered on the ground.



11:21 a.m.
Amid rumors an Iranian diplomat was killed, LBCI is reporting that the Iranian embassy's cultural adviser is among the victims of the blast.



11:20 a.m.
Reports that the blasts were set off by two suicide bombers, one on foot and one driving a car packed with a 100kg bomb.



11:02 a.m.



11:00 a.m.
Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati tweets: "We condemn this terrorist act and consider its intention to disrupt the Lebanese situation and [an attempt] to use Lebanon as an arena to send a political message in one direction or another."




10:57 a.m.
Al-Manar now reporting 17 dead.



10:50 a.m.
Al-Manar is reporting the blasts are the result of a car bomb, identifying it as a Renault.



10:45 a.m.



10:28 a.m.






10:26 a.m.



10:20 a.m.




(A screenshot from Al-Manar television shows the scene shortly after the blasts Tuesday morning in Beirut's southern suburbs.)

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