BEIRUT: U.S. investigation team met with Prosecutor General Hatem Madi Thursday over the assassination of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan, the National News Agency reported.
The meeting was held based on a request by the Lebanese Cabinet to Madi to provide the logistic and technical assistance to the Federal Bureau of Investigation team assisting in the probe into Hasan’s killing, the NNA said.
The U.S. team arrived in Beirut earlier Thursday and began gathering evidence at the scene of a bombing that killed the country's police intelligence chief.
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation team is at the scene of the crime and has begun collecting evidence," Interior Minister Marwan Charbel told AFP.
"The team was sent to Lebanon at the request of the Lebanese government," he added.
The United States announced on Monday it would send an FBI team to help Lebanon probe the rush-hour Beirut car bomb which killed police intelligence chief Brig. Gen Wissam al-Hasan and two others.
Washington has condemned the blast as a terrorist strike but said it would wait for the results of the investigation before determining any further response.
The opposition has widely blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for Friday's attack, as it did in 2005 when former premier Rafik Hariri was killed in a huge Beirut blast. - With AFP.