Two suicide bombers killed at least 41 people and injured 200 more Thursday evening in Beirut neighborhood considered a Hezbollah-stronghold, according to the Lebanese health minister.

Reuters reports that ISIS has claimed responsibility for the blasts, though there’s been no official confirmation yet.

The bombings reportedly struck a Shi’ite community center and a bakery about 500 feet away; both blasts occurred within five minutes, according to Lebanese state-run National News Agency.

Authorities have closed entrances to the neighborhood, Bourj al-Barajneh, and cautioned civilians to stay away from the blast sites.

Richard Hall, a journalist for the Global Post, is tweeting updates from the scene:

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