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Saturday 12 July 2014

Ex-minister killed in Beirut blast

Published 27/12/2013|10:07

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Lebanese army investigators in white overalls inspect the scene of an explosion in central Beirut which killed several people including Mohammed Chatah, a senior aide to former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri (AP)

A bombing in central Beirut has killed five people, including a senior aide to former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri.

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It says Mohammed Chatah and his driver were both killed in the powerful explosion early today in central Beirut. Chatah served as finance minister in Hariri's government, then as his senior adviser after Hariri lost the premiership in early 2011.

It says three other people were also killed and more than 15 wounded.

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