According to some reports, suicide bombers from the so-called "Islamic state" committed the explosions.
Against this background, attention is drawn to the statement by the Minister of Finance of Lebanon, Ali Khalil. He said that Lebanon was spending serious money on the fight against ISIS and Dzhebhat al-Nusra terrorists. According to the Lebanese minister, Beirut is counting on support in the fight against international terrorism on Russia.
RIA News gives a fragment of Khalil’s statement:
We are currently in a state of direct war against terrorism. On the northern and eastern borders are the militants of both the IG and Dzhebhat al-Nusra. Every day, the Lebanese army fights with them, and therefore needs support. We are working with the Russian side in several directions: you have long supported our security forces and our army. We would like Russia to give us great support. And also assisted in resolving the domestic political crisis. Russia plays a very important role in the Middle East region, and it maintains good relations with representatives of all Lebanese political forces.