The Foreign Secretary William Hague has said his thoughts and sympathies are with the people of Lebanon after a bomb blast rocked Beirut this morning.
At least five people, including a former Lebanese minister, are believed to have been killed when the explosion occurred in the downtown business district of the capital.
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