MIDDLE EAST -- October 19, 2012 at 4:55 PM ET
Timeline: Deadly Car Bomb in Beirut
Lebanese security forces and rescue workers gather at the site of an explosion in Beirut's Christian neighbourhood of Ashrafieh on October 19, 2012. Photo by STR/ AFP/ Getty Images.
On Friday, a car bomb exploded in Beirut's Sassine Square, wounding nearly 80 people and killing eight, including Lebanese intelligence official Wissam al-Hassan.
Below you can see a timeline of the event that includes tweets from journalists at the scene of the explosion. Please note: Some images are graphic.