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Beirut car bomb kills Lebanese anti-Syria figure

Posted By admin On December 27, 2013 @ 6:17 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Rana Moussaoui
AFP [1]
December 27, 2013

Beirut — A huge car bomb rocked central Beirut on Friday, killing five people including an influential member of a coalition opposed to the Syrian regime, and leaving cars ablaze and buildings wrecked.

State news agency NNA said that Mohammad Chatah, 62, died as he headed to a meeting of the March 14 coalition at the mansion of ex-prime minister Saad Hariri, in the city centre. Dozens were injured.

Footage broadcast by Future TV showed people on fire, others lying on the ground, some bloodied, as well as the mangled remains of a burning car. Some people were seen walking around dazed and shocked.

Ambulances as well as security reinforcements rushed to the stricken area, where large crowds had gathered.

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