Re: THE IRAN WAR
Bomb in Christian Suburb East of Beirut Kills Lawmaker, 6 Others
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- In Lebanon, a powerful bomb has killed a pro-government Parliament member and six others.
Security officials say the blast occurred in a Christian suburb east of the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
The officials say the blast targeted a member of a right-wing Christian party (Antoine Ghanem).
The Voice of Lebanon radio station, which is owned by the party, also confirmed the politician's death. The identities of the others killed were not immediately known.
The attack occurred six days before the Lebanese Parliament is scheduled to meet to elect a new president in a deeply divisive vote. The lawmaker is the eighth prominent anti-Syrian figure assassinated in Lebanon since 2005.
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Updated: September 19, 2007, 11:12 am