Lebanon News

Dozens of casualties in Beirut car bomb

Civil Defense team at the scene of a car bomb in Downtown Beirut. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: A car bomb exploded near a politician's motorcade as it drove in Downtown Beirut Friday morning, causing dozens of casualties. 

Ambulances and Civil Defense teams rushed to the scene of the explosion between Starco building and Monroe Hotel, a security source told The Daily Star.

The explosion coincided with a March 14 coalition meeting which was expected to take place at former Prime Minister Saad Hariri's residence.

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