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

BeirutA Lebanese man carries an injured woman at the scene of an explosion in Beiru. (AP photo)

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

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

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