Minutes after a deadly bomb ripped through a calm and urbane neighborhood in the heart of Beirut, the city's silent majority shuddered.
The car bomb rocked the main Christian area of Lebanon's capital, a populous stretch replete with shops, churches and office buildings. The massive blast killed eight people and wounded more than 90 others, leaving a huge crater of rubble near Sassine Square in East Beirut's Ashrafiyeh district.
While it's still too early to determine who was behind the attack, it unearthed fears that Lebanon's bad old days are back again.
The neighborhood traditionally has not endured this kind of violence, residents say.
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