Former Lebanese minister killed in explosion

Updated: 2013-12-27 17:20


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BEIRUT - Former Lebanese minister Mohammed Shattah was killed in an explosion that targeted his convoy in Beirut on Friday, three security sources said.

Shattah, a Sunni Muslim, was also an opposition figure and an aide to former prime minister Saad al-Hariri.

Sources at the explosion site said Shattah was on his way to attend a meeting when the explosion occurred.