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Car Bomb Rocks Beirut, Former Minister Targeted

A strong explosion shook the Lebanese capital Beirut early Friday, leaving a thick cloud of black smoke rising over a hotel district near the government headquarters and causing an unknown number of casualties.The Lebanese National News Agency says the explosion was caused by a car bomb that was targeting the convoy of former finance minister Mohamad Chatah, who is a senior advisor to ex-Prime Minister Saad Hariri.Local media reported Chatah was killed in the attack, though there was no...

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