News Update: Beirut bombing death toll rises to seven

December 28, 2013 | By | Reply More

Dec 28, Beirut – Lebanon’s state news agency says a 19-year-old man wounded in Friday’s car bombing in central Beirut has died, raising the death toll in the attack to seven.

hromedia Beirut bombing death toll rises to seven arab uprising1The National News Agency says Mohammed Shaar died on Saturday from massive wounds sustained in the blast, which targeted prominent Lebanese politician Mohammed Chatah. The 62-year-old Chatah, who was a critic of Syria and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah, also was killed in the explosion.

Officials say Chatah is to be buried at noon Sunday in the towering Mohammed Al-Amin Mosque in downtown Beirut. The Lebanese government has declared Sunday a day of mourning.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat contributed to this report.

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