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Published: Friday December 27, 2013 MYT 4:50:02 PM
Updated: Friday December 27, 2013 MYT 4:50:50 PM

Former Lebanese minister killed in Beirut explosion - security sources

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Former Lebanese minister Mohammed Shattah was killed in an explosion that targeted his convoy in Beirut on Friday, three security sources told Reuters.

Shattah, a Sunni Muslim, was also an opposition figure and an aide to former prime minister Saad al-Hariri.

Sources at the explosion site said Shattah was on his way to attend a meeting when the explosion occurred.

(Reporting by Samia Nakhoul)

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