Beirut blast toll rises to seven


A19-year-old man injured in Friday’s car bombing in central Beirut has died, raising the death toll in the attack to seven, according to Lebanon’s State news agency.

The National News Agency said Mohammed Shaar died on Saturday from massive wounds sustained in the blast, which targeted prominent Lebanese politician Mohammed Chatah.

The 62-year-old Chatah, who was a critic of Syria and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah, was killed in the explosion.

Officials said Mr. Chatah is to be buried at noon on Sunday in the towering Mohammed Al—Amin Mosque in downtown Beirut.

The Lebanese Government has declared Sunday a day of mourning.

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