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    Anti-Syrian lawmaker Walid Eido, his elder son, two bodyguards and two passersby were killed in a powerful explosion that rocked northwest Beirut Wednesday.

    BEIRUT, June 13 (RIA Novosti) - Anti-Syrian lawmaker Walid Eido, his elder son, two bodyguards and two passersby were killed in a powerful explosion that rocked northwest Beirut Wednesday.

    The total number of fatalities is not yet clear. The explosion which went off by the seafront, near a swimming pool and a military club, also injured about 10 people.

    The blast went off when explosives rigged to a car were detonated. It is not clear whether a suicide bomber was inside the vehicle, or whether the explosives were set off by remote control.

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