Damascus denies involvement in Beirut blast

Civilians, soldiers and policemen gather at the site of an explosion in downtown Beirut, Dec 27, 2013. Damascus rejected accusations by Lebanon's March 14 coalition that it was behind the Beirut car bomb blast that on Friday killed six people, i
Civilians, soldiers and policemen gather at the site of an explosion in downtown Beirut, Dec 27, 2013. Damascus rejected accusations by Lebanon's March 14 coalition that it was behind the Beirut car bomb blast that on Friday killed six people, including former minister Mohammad Chatah. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

DAMASCUS (AFP) - Damascus rejected accusations by Lebanon's March 14 coalition that it was behind the Beirut car bomb blast that on Friday killed six people, including former minister Mohammad Chatah.

"These wrong and arbitrary accusations are made in a context of political hatred," said Syria's Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi, in remarks published by state news agency SANA.