Beirut blast kills intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan
Lebanon's head of internal intelligence has been killed in a massive car bomb attack in central Beirut.
Wissam al-Hassan was among eight people who died in the attack. He was close to opposition leader Saad Hariri, a leading critic of the government in neighbouring Syria.
Dozens were wounded in the blast, which Mr Hariri blamed on Damascus. Syria's government condemned the bombing.
Wyre Davies reports.
20 Oct 2012
- From the section Middle East