Lebanese security forces and rescue workers gather at the site of an explosion in Beirut's Christian neighbourhood of Ashrafieh on October 19, 2012. A powerful bomb killed at least eight people and wounded another 78 in mainly Christian east Beirut, in the first such attack in Lebanon's capital since 2008, the National News Agency reported. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Friday's blast killed the country's intelligence chief and seven other people.
Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Saturday the blast is linked to the intelligence chief's recent case, in which he exposed an alleged plot by Syria to sow chaos in Lebanon.
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