Breaking News: An explosion rocked the upscale area of Verdun in Beirut. LBC is airing footage showing extensive damage to residential buildings and restaurants near the Dunes center, and not far from parliament speaker Nabih Berri's residence.
Update. The explosion is massive. No reports yet on casualties.
Update 2. Unconfirmed reports of 6 injured. LBC is showing children being carried to an ambulance. A completely destroyed car with a baby car seat. Horrible images. The LBC reporter says the explosion left a huge crater. This is reminiscent of the explosion that killed Rafik Hariri.
It looks like someone was targeted.
Update 3. The target is Lebanese sovereignty and stability. Seven are wounded. Three Lebanese soldiers were killed today by Fatah al-Islam terrorists in the north, after fighting subsided following a rumored cease fire. Al-Jazeera spent the day villifying the Lebanese army and casting suspicions over its mission in the north. Michel Aoun bashed the "illegal competition" between the ISF and the Lebanese army and had a sarcastic smile on his face that made me switch the TV off. The cabinet licensed his TV station, OTV, aka crap goes digital. Syria's ambassador to the UN said the explosions were an attempt to establish the Hariri tribunal. To comment on the blast in Verdun, Aljazeera interviewed a PFLP-GC official in Damascus. He described the explosions as an internal Lebanese matter.
And there you have it. The Assad regime is waging a war on Lebanon by ripping it apart.
Do you think Nabih Berri heard the explosion?