Lebanon’s Mohamad Chatah, a Hezbollah foe, killed in blast – CNN.com


(CNN) — Mohamad Chatah, a former Lebanese finance minister and ambassador to the United States, died Friday when a car bomb struck his convoy in downtown Beirut, Lebanon\’s National News Agency reported.

The blast killed five others and left 71 wounded, Lebanon\’s health ministry said. Cars were burned beyond recognition as a wall of flames and thick black smoke shot up from the blast site.

Chatah\’s bodyguard, Mohammed Badr, was among those killed, the news agency said.

via Lebanon’s Mohamad Chatah, a Hezbollah foe, killed in blast – CNN.com.

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