Beirut blast kills intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan
20 October 2012 Last updated at 02:38 BST
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.