The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

Five-day forecast

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo46° Slight Chc Showers

Wednesday

Hi63° Chance Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo45° Slight Chc Rain

Thursday

Hi61° Rain Likely

Thursday Night

Lo41° Chance Rain

Friday

Hi62° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo41° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi66° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo42° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi65° Mostly Sunny

Business-district bomb kills politician, injures 70

Send to Kindle
Print This

BEIRUT — A powerful car bomb tore through a business district in the center of the Lebanese capital today, killing a prominent pro-Western politician and at least five other people in an assassination certain to raise sectarian tensions already soaring because of the civil war in neighboring Syria.

The blast, which wounded more than 70 others, set cars ablaze, shredded trees and shattered windows in a main street of the posh downtown Beirut area of five-star hotels, luxury high-rises and high-end boutiques. It sent a pall of thick black smoke above the nearby government headquarters and the seafront.

View my optionsorSign in