Lebanese police and rescue workers deal with the grim aftermath of Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut.
Lebanon is going through a particularly volatile period because of internal politics, and President Bush’s Mideast visit has apparently caused further turmoil. A car bomb aimed at an American Embassy vehicle in Beirut on Tuesday killed four Lebanese in the city’s northern Doura region and injured six more, according to the BBC.
A Lebanese army official said at least six people had been injured, including a non-US foreign national.
There has been no claim of responsibility so far.
The attack comes at a time of political crisis in Lebanon with rival pro-Syrian and pro-Western parties deadlocked over efforts to elect a president.
It also coincides with an extensive Middle East tour by US President George W Bush, who has been in the Gulf and is heading to Egypt, after a landmark trip to Israel and the occupied West Bank.