At least eight people, including Walid Eido – a Mustaqbal MP – has been killed in a car bomb in Manara, on the Beirut corniche.
The explosion in Hamra is one of the biggest since Rafiq Al Hariri was killed 2 years ago. It happened at 5.30pm between two beach resorts: the Long Beach and the Sporting Club.
It is the latest in a series of attacks since the Lebanese Army began fighting Fateh Al Islam militants in northern Lebanon. Fateh Al Islam has been threatening to spread the violence across the country. There have been six identical bomb attacks in the past month, most in Beirut.