En stor eksplosjon ryset sjøsiden av Beirut onsdag, og fire mennesker skal være drept, deriblant en kjent anti-syrisk parlamentariker.
Walid Eido er den syvende anti-syriske politiker som er drept på to år. Fordi den voldsomme døden i all overveiende grad rammer anti-syriske krefter, faller mistanken uvegerlig på Damaskus.
Dette var den sjette bomben som gikk av på fire uker, men denne var langt kraftigere enn de andre, og minnet mer om attentatet på eks-statsminister Rafik Hariri.
An explosion, apparently from a bomb-rigged car, rocked Beirut’s seafront Wednesday, killing an anti-Syrian lawmaker and three others, local media reported. The lawmaker, Walid Eido, was the seventh opponent of Damascus to be killed in two years in this conflict-ridden country.
Eido’s son and two bodyguards were also killed in the explosion, according to Future TV, a station allied with anti-Syrian figures. Security officials had reported that the explosion killed four people and wounded 10 others.
A car was in flames and black smoke was seen rising from a narrow street off the main waterfront in Manara, which is in the Muslim sector of the capital. The Lebanese Broadcasting Corp. TV station said the explosion came from a bomb-rigged car, a method that has been used to assassinate opponents of
Syria over the past two years.
The body of woman, covered in blood, was seen being pulled away from the seen by local residents. She was screaming in agony. Another man was being carried away as police sealed off the area, which is near an amusement park and a military club.
The explosion shattered windows of apartments in the area, knocked down walls and scattered debris on top of parked cars.