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October 19, 2012 12:31 pm

Huge Car Bomb Kills 8 in Beirut (VIDEO)

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Scene of the Beirut car bombing. Photo: Screenshot.

JPost – BEIRUT – A huge car bomb exploded in a street in central Beirut during rush hour on Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding about 80, witnesses and officials said.

The blast targeted and killed senior Lebanese intelligence official Wissam al-Hassan, a Lebanese official told Reuters. Al-Hassan was the brain behind uncovering a recent bomb plot that led to the arrest of a Lebanese politician allied to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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