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Civilians, soldiers and policemen gather at the site of an explosion in downtown Beirut

Civilians, soldiers and policemen gather at the site of an explosion in downtown Beirut December 27, 2013. Former Lebanese Minister Mohamad Chatah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and four other people were killed in a massive bomb blast that targeted his car in Beirut on Friday, security sources said. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (LEBANONCIVIL POLITICS - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Powerful bombing rocks Beirut

Yahoo News

A powerful bombing rocked a central business district of central Beirut Friday, setting cars ablaze and killing five people, including a senior aide to former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, officials said.

The National News Agency said Mohammed Chatah and his driver were both killed in the explosion, which wounded more than 70 others. (AP)

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