Anti-Syrian Politician Assassinated, 10 killed in Beirut Bomb
Wednesday, 13 June, 2007 @ 6:55 PM

Beirut, Lebanon - An explosion from a bomb-rigged car rocked Beirut's
seafront Wednesday, killing an anti-Syrian lawmaker. Parliamentary Deputy
Walid Eido, his son Khaled, and two bodyguards were killed, along with 6

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total of ten people were killed are currently unknown, 10 were injured.

The body of woman, covered in blood, was seen being pulled away from the
seen by local residents. She was screaming in agony. Another man was being
carried away as police sealed off the area, which is near an amusement park
and a military club.

The bomb-laden car was a Mitsubishi Pajero sport utility vehicle. The
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was eerily similar to the massive blast that killed Hariri in February 2005.
A coincidence perhaps, but the vehicle used to carry the explosives for the
Hariri assassination was also a Mitsubishi. 

Al-Moustaqbal Movement MP Walid Edo (pictured right), his son Khaled, two
body guards were among the 10 casualties reported. Eido, 65, was the seventh
opponent of Damascus to be killed in two years in this conflict-ridden

The location of the
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between the Sporting Club and Long Beach Club swimming facilities. The
explosion rocked surrounding neighborhoods, shattered windows of apartments
in the area, knocked down walls and scattered debris on top of parked cars.

The explosion caused by a bomb in a car shot a massive flame up from the
wreckage as fire fighters tried to combat the blaze and prevent it from
spreading to dozens of vehicles parked nearby.

The bomb attack targeted an area usually crowded by beach, about 200 meters
south of the Lebanese Army's heavily guarded main swimming club (Hammam al

Lebanon's famous seaside amusement park has incurred serious damage, and
appears to be totally destroyed.

It was the sixth blast to hit Beirut and the surrounding areas in less than
four weeks. Two people have been killed in the five previous blasts, all
caused by bombs. Lebanese troops are engaged in battle with Islamic
militants in a Palestinian refugee camp in the northern part of the country.

Update : 11:30 PM Beirut time 
The explosion targeted MP Eido's car as he was leaving from the el Nejmeh
Sporting club , where he and his sons were swimming . 

2 of the players of the El- Nejmeh club were also killed in the attack :
Hussein Deqmaq and Hussein Naim.

Nejmeh Sporting Club is a Lebanese football club. It was established in
Beirut in 1945 and is a leading Football ( soccer ) club in the region.







Lebanese people help an injured man after a bomb exploded in a narrow street
off the main waterfront in Manara

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