updated 11/19/2013 4:21:04 AM ET 2013-11-19T09:21:04

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The death toll from two explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut has risen to 18, a senior medical source said on Tuesday.

The explosions, which also wounded dozens, damaged several buildings around the embassy compound.

(Reporting by Laila Bassam; Editing by John Stonestreet)

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