Nov 19, 2013, 7:38 PM
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Iran confirms martyrdom of cultural attaché in Beirut

Tehran, Nov 19, IRNA -- Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham confirmed martyrdom of the Iranian cultural attaché in Beirut Hojatoleslam Ebrahim Ansari.

She said that he has succumbed to injuries he sustained during a terror act near Iranian Embassy.

He was transferred to a hospital in the capital city of Beirut but the medical efforts failed to produce results and he was martyred.

Lebanon’s Health Minister Ali Hasan Khalil has already announced martyrdom of Iranian cultural attaché in Lebanon.

Some 23 people were killed and 146 wounded in two terrorist bombings which took place earlier in the day targeting Iranian embassy in Beirut.

Al-Qaeda affiliated “Abdullah Azzam” Salafi terrorist group has claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s terrorist operations, but Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi accuses Israel of having a hand in the terror.