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Ex-minister killed in Beirut blast

A former Lebanese minister has reportedly been killed, along with at least four others, in a targeted explosion in the downtown business district of the Lebanese capital Beirut.

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Unknown number of casualties in Beirut blast

An explosion has hit the Lebanese capital Beirut, with the number of casualties currently unknown.

The blast was heard across the city and black smoke was seen rising near the Phoenicia Hotel.

Ambulances were seen taking victims from the area, according to a witness.

Fire fighting and army personnel inspect the site of an explosion in Beirut's downtown area. Credit: Reuters
ires burn and smoke rises from the site of the explosion. Credit: Reuters
An explosion has rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut. Credit: Reuters

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