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Senior aide to ex-PM Hariri killed as explosion shakes Lebanese capital

The blast went off a few hundred meters from the govt headquarters and parliament building.

A strong explosion has shaken the Lebanese capital,sending black smoke billowing from the center of Beirut.

“Senior aide to former PM Saad Hariri killed in the bombing in the Lebanese capital,” said a security official.

The blast went off a few hundred meters (yards) from the government headquarters and parliament building. The cause was not immediately known.

Troops were seen deploying nearby,and ambulances were rushing to the area

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Lebanon has seen a wave of bombings over the past months as tensions rise over Syria’s civil war.