Top Lebanese security official killed in Beirut blast

BEIRUT Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:43am EDT

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BEIRUT Oct 19 (Reuters) - A top Lebanese security official was killed in the car bombing in Beirut on Friday, Lebanon's al-Jadeed television said.

Wissam al-Hassan, who was in charge of a top intelligence unit, was the brain behind uncovering a recent bomb plot that led to the arrest of a pro-Syrian Lebanese politician.

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