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BEIRUT, Lebanon — A powerful car bomb killed one of Lebanon’s top terrorism investigators and three other people in eastern Beirut on Friday. It was the latest in a long series of attacks aimed at Lebanese politicians, journalists and security officials.
The investigator, Capt. Wissam Eid, was killed just before 10 a.m., when a bomb in a parked car near an overpass detonated as he drove past in the Hazmieh District...
Captain Eid, 31, a communications engineer who survived an assassination attempt in 2006, worked in a unit that is widely seen as being close to the government majority.
He specialized in tracking cellphone calls used in explosions, according to a Lebanese security official who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing government protocol....
The bombing on Friday was the second strike on Captain Eid’s unit in less than two years. In May 2006, a bombing aimed at the unit’s deputy head of intelligence killed four people in a convoy...