At least six people were killed Friday morning when a car bomb went off in downtown Beirut. Former Finance Minister and aide to former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Mohammad Chatah, was among those killed in the blast.

Here's a look at some of the most powerful pictures taken at the blast scene.


A photo taken in the aftermath of Friday's Starco blast shows a huge crater where the car bomb went off.
(Reuters Photo via Twitter)



Judge Saqr Saqr told media that the explosives used in the car bomb weighed between 50 and 60 kilograms (Photo via web.stagram.com)


A photo taken in Dbayeh Friday morning shows the magnitude of the blast. (Photo via Twitter)


The explosion happened just behind the Four Seasons Hotel and in the area of the multi-building Starco office block. (Photo via Twitter)


According to the Ministry of Health, six people were killed and 71 people injured in the blast. (Photo via Twitter)


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A photograph taken inside one of the Starco buildings shows all of the windows shattered as a result of the blast impact. (Photo via Twitter)


An AFP photograph taken in the aftermath of the blast on Friday which killed as many as six people, including former Finance Minister Mohammad Chatah. (Photo via Twitter)


The explosion hit Beirut's downtown center just two days after Christmas. (Photo via Twitter)

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too sad and angry for words

Diana Fawaz Kimiatek on Dec 31, 2013 via web