Lebanon

Top Security Official Killed in Lebanon Car Bombing

The national news agency announced his "martyrdom" while authorities previously insisted the attack was not political

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Lebanon's state-run media says a senior security official was killed in Friday's car bomb attack in Beirut.

The National News Agency said in a statement that it "announces the martyrdom" of Maj. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, the head of the national police intelligence unit, in the explosion that ripped through east Beirut.