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.