Yet another terrorist attack targeted Lebanon leaving behind deaths and destruction. Today, at 10am local time, a car bomb killed Lebanon’s active counter–terrorism police officer, Captain Wissam Eid and three others. The explosion along the Hazmieh highway, just on the outskirts of Beirut, also wounded 38 other persons. Following are some of Lebanese bloggers’ reactions to the incident:
Harryzzz was at the scene 40 minutes after the explosion and reported what he saw:
I've just come back from the place where a bomb exploded, on Friday morning. Pretty messy. According to officials 6 dead, although I only arrived at the scene around 40 minutes after the attack took place and all victims were already taken away by ambulances. Due to an enormous traffic mess, I could not reach the place quicker.
Blacksmiths of Lebanon posted a video showing live footage of the explosion broadcast by a local TV station.
The Human Province reacted to those who consider the explosions to be messages:
Everyone always speaks of a “message” that's being relayed by this bomb or that. Perhaps I'm just daft, but I don't know what these messages are, to whom they're addressed or from whom they're postmarked. It's like playing the telephone game (téléphone cassé, if you're from Lebanon) where a message gets sent down a chain of whispering kids until it's unintelligible at the end. The only difference is that instead of whispers and kids, it's car bombs and mangled corpses.
Beirut Spring wrote a post asking: “Who killed captain Wissam Eid?”