Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has condemned the deadly car bomb attack in the capital, which killed at least eight people and injured scores of others.
Hezbollah also called on the Lebanese to stand united and urged an investigation into the explosion.
The intelligence chief of Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces, General Wissam al-Hassan, is reported to be among those killed in the blast. He had recently uncovered an Israeli spy cell in Lebanon.
Lebanese protesters took to the streets shortly after the explosion to condemn Hassan’s assassination.