( dpa ) - A large bomb went off under a bridge in eastern Beirut Friday, setting cars ablaze and killing a captain in the internal police security services.
The blast targeted Wissam Eid, a high-ranking police captain who was killed along with five other people.
The bomb went off during rush hour in the Christian Hazmieh district of the capital. Ambulances were seen rushing to the scene.
Lebanon has seen a series of car bomb attacks since 2005, including one that killed former premier Rafik Hariri. The majority of victims were anti-Syrian politicians and journalists.
Tensions in the country are high because of a political dispute over electing a new president.
Three people died in the past week when a bomb targeting a US embassy vehicle went off.
In December, General Francois al-Hajj was killed in an attack. Al- Hajj had been tipped to replace Army Chief General Michel Suleiman, the compromise candidate for the presidency.