미 국무부는, 레바논 수도 베이루트에서 미국 대사관 차량을 겨냥한 폭탄폭발로 4명이 사망하고 16명이 부상했다고 밝혔습니다.

션 매코맥 국무부 대변인은 15일, 베이루트 시내에서 외곽으로 빠져나가는 도라지역에서 폭탄 폭발로 미국 대사관 차량이 파괴됐지만, 그 당시 자동차에는 미국 외교관이 타고 있지 않았다고 말했습니다. 매코맥 대변인은 레바논 인 운전사가 경상을  입었다고 밝혔습니다.

매코맥 대변인은 아직 이 차량이 테러범들의 공격의 표적이었는지 말하기는 이르다고 말했습니다.

이번 공격이 자신들의 소행이라고 주장하는 단체는 아직 나서지 않고 있습니다.

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The U.S. State Department says a bomb blast that struck a U.S. embassy vehicle in Lebanon's capital, Beirut, has killed four people.

Spokesman Sean McCormack says the blast damaged the vehicle, but that no American diplomats were in it at the time. He says the Lebanese driver was slightly injured.

At least 16 people were wounded in the blast.

McCormack says an American was among those injured but was not in the U.S. embassy car. He says it is too early to say if the car was the target of the blast.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Television footage showed damaged cars on streets in a mainly Christian suburb of north Beirut (Qarantina) and smoke rising over the city.

A series of bombings in Lebanon in recent years mainly has targeted prominent anti-Syrian politicians. Syria has denied involvement in any of the attacks.