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Hezbollah chief: Sunni extremists behind attacks



Published: Fri, August 16, 2013 @ 2:30 p.m.

Hezbollah chief: Sunni extremists behind attacks

BEIRUT (AP) - The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah today blamed Sunni extremists for a string of attacks targeting the group’s strongholds over the past few months, including a car bombing that killed 22 people and wounded more than 300 a day earlier. Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said all preliminary investigations showed Takfiri groups - a term for Sunni radicals - were likely behind the bombing in a predominantly Shiite southern suburb of Beirut, as well as other recent attacks.


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