Lebanon quickly is turning into a war of car bombs.

We reported in July and August on a car bombs that killed dozens of civilians in the Hezbollah stronghold in the Dahiyeh suburbs. The attacks appeared to be retaliation for

Then last week a car bomb killed a high level Lebanese politician who was part of the opposition to Hezbollah.

Now another car bomb has gone off in the Hezbollah controlled suburbs, as reported by The Daily Star of Lebanon:

Five people were killed and 20 others were wounded Thursday when a car bomb ripped through the Beirut southern suburb of Haret Hreik where Hezbollah enjoys broad support, a security source told The Daily Star.

Thick plumes of black smoke blanketed the city’s skyline as ambulances rushed to the scene of the blast, the second in the capital in less than a week.

Hundreds of people flocked to the site of the explosion, a densely populated neighborhood of the southern suburb, and helped Lebanese Red Cross personnel move the wounded from the rubble that littered the area.

The car bomb damaged dozens of vehicles parked nearby as well as several buildings in the commercial, residential area.

Minutes after the explosion, gunshots were fired in the air to disperse the crowd.

Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television reported that an explosive-rigged, four-wheel-drive vehicle was parked on the Al-Areed Street.

Thursday’s blast comes only days after a car bomb in Downtown Beirut killed former Minister Mohammad Shatah and seven others

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