At least 43 people were killed and around 200 injured in a twin suicide bomb attack in Beirut on Thursday evening, November 12. The explosions claimed by the Islamic State tore through crowds on a busy street in the neighbourhood of Bourj el-Barajneh, close to Beirut’s airport.
The first explosion occurred in a coffee shop. As people gathered and the injured were being taken away, a second suicide bomber detonated his device.
Among the dead was 28-year-old Adel Turmuss and his young daughter.
According to his friend, Adel, a furniture maker from the area saw the second suicide bomber and tried to stop him.
- “My friend saw the second guy and tried to stop him. He wrapped his arms around him and then it exploded.