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Publish Date: 9:00 - 01 January 2014
Tehran, YJC. Reports say that Lebanese security forces have arrested Majid al-Majid

It is said that the leader of the bombing operation at Iran’s Embassy in Beirut has been detained.

Al-Mayadeen TV channel reported on Tuesday that Lebanese security sources have said they have Majed al-Majed under arrest.

Majed was the Saudi commander of the al-Qaeda affiliated group Abdullah Azzam Brigades, which claimed responsibility for an attack on Iran’s Embassy in Beirut in November.

The Lebanese LBCI television reported on Tuesday that Majed had been arrested about a week ago in the Lebanese capital, Press TV reports.

Lebanese authorities are waiting for the results of DNA tests to verify Majed's identity.

Ya Libnan reports that Majed had been arrested on December 29.

On November 19, two bomb attacks outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut killed 25 people and injured more than 150.

On December 3, Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said Saudi Arabia is behind the bombing, adding that he has no doubt that the Saudi intelligence agency has close links with the Abdullah Azzam Brigades.

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades "is a bona fide group that has a Saudi emir and its leadership is directly linked to Saudi intelligence,” Nasrallah said.

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