Terrorists apologize for killing Lebanese civilians in Iran cultural center bombing

BEIRUT - A militant group issued a rare apology Saturday for a twin suicide bombing in Beirut that killed eight people and wounded dozens, including children from a nearby orphanage.


The al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades issued the statement on militant websites apologizing for civilian deaths.


It said a "technical fault" affected the second of two February 19 suicide bombings targeting an Iranian cultural center in Beirut, but didn't specify what it was. The group insisted its suicide bombers were trained to not target civilians. (AP)