Friday, 27 December 2013

Car bomb strikes downtown Beirut

Beirutis this morning suffered yet another of what seems to be a string of tit for tat car bombings. This time, the target was a prominent member of the Sunni community. His convoy was destroyed by what is thought to have been a remotely detonated car bomb, killing him and four others and wounding around 70, according to the latest figures.  
The blast blew out almost every window of a nearby commercial centre, creating a carpet of broken glass.