Lebanese firefighters hose down smouldering vehicles at the site of explosion downtown Beirut, Lebanon, 27 December 2013. (EPA/WAEL HAMZEH)
Lebanon's former finance minister, Mohamad Chatah, and five others have been killed in a car bombing in central Beirut. Online, Lebanese social media users debated who should be held responsible. The explosion of Chatah's convoy coincided with a March 14 coalition meeting, a political group who is outspoken about its opposition to the Syrian regime and Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shia group. Chatah, a senior aide to former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, was on his way to attend the meeting.
At least 70 were wounded in the blast, according to initial medical reports.