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Terror returns to Beirut's tourist centre

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Terror returns to Beirut's tourist centre


An explosion has rocked Beirut’s seafront killing at least eight people and wounding around 10.

Anti-Syrian MP Walid Eido, his son Jaled and two of his bodyguards are reportedly among the dead.

It is the sixth blast to hit the Lebanese capital and the surrounding areas in less than a month. Two people have been killed in the five previous attacks.

Debris was seen flying several hundred metres and extensive damage was caused to nearby buildings.

Eido was a member of the party of Saad Hariri, whose father Rafik Hariri, a former prime minister, was killed in a bomb blast in Beirut in February 2005. That killing led to massive demonstrations and the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon.

No one has claimed responsibility for the latest attack.

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