Car bomb attack in central Beirut
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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.