Top intelligence official killed in deadly Beirut blast
A car burns at the site of an explosion in Ashrafieh, east Beirut, October 19, 2012. At least two people were killed and 15 wounded in a roadside bomb that exploded in central Beirut on Friday, a security source said. REUTERS/Hasan ShaabanPublished Friday, October 19, 2012
Internal Security Forces brigadier general Wissam al-Hassan was killed in deadly blasts Friday, according to multiple media sources.
Al-Hassan is the head of the ISF's controversial information branch, and had arrived in Beirut from outside Lebanon Thursday night.
He is considered to be a divisive figure in the Lebanese political arena. Backed by the opposition March 14 coalition, he has led a number of raids against people affiliated with March 8, most notably Michel Samaha who was accused of planning terrorist attacks at the beh
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Location: Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon (load item map)
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