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Smoke seen from Mount Lebanon rises from the site of a car bomb explosion in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. The powerful car bomb ripped through a crowded southern Beirut neighborhood that is a stronghold of the militant group Hezbollah on Thursday, killing at least a dozen people and trapping dozens of others in burning cars and buildings in the latest apparent violence linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria, officials said. (AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)
Smoke seen from Mount Lebanon rises from the site of a car bomb explosion in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. The powerful car bomb ripped through a crowded southern Beirut neighborhood that is a stronghold of the militant group Hezbollah on Thursday, killing at least a dozen people and trapping dozens of others in burning cars and buildings in the latest apparent violence linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria, officials said. (AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)
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(AP) Lebanon's interior minister says the death toll from the powerful car bomb that struck a south Beirut suburb has risen to 22.


Marwan Charbel also says that officials are conducting DNA tests on Friday on body parts discovered near the vehicle that blew up to try to determine whether the explosion was the work of a suicide bomber.


Thursday's blast struck a bustling street in the Rweiss district in a southern suburb of Beirut that is a stronghold of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah.


The bombing was the second in just more than a month to hit a Hezbollah stronghold south of Beirut.


Many people in Lebanon see the attacks as retaliation for Hezbollah's armed support for President Bashar Assad in neighboring Syria's civil war.


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