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Agent behind 2013 terrorist attack on Iran embassy in Beirut arrested

Beirut, Palestinian security forces busted Baha Hojir, member of the terrorist group 'Abdullah Azzam Brigades' who was one of the elements behind the terrorist attack on Iran's embassy in Beirut in 2013.

Hojir has been regarded as a link between two suicide bombers and those organizing the attack on Iran diplomatic mission.

The two terrorist attacks on Iran embassy killed twenty-three people on November 19, 2013. Iran cultural attache in Lebanon Ebrahim Ansari was also martyred as a result.

The first terrorist hit himself to the embassy door and the second one detonated himself and his car.

Abdullah Azzam Brigades, which is a Salafi group affiliated with Al-Qaeda, in a statement admitted responsibility for the attack, claiming to 'retaliate' Iran-Lebanese Hezbollah 'intervention' in Syria.

According to some observers, the main reason behind the attack was assassinating Iran envoy to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi (2010 to 2014).

Roknabadi was then martyred in the 2015 Mina disaster.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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