Lebanon blast investigator charges former PM, top public prosecutor

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By Timour Azhari and Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) -The judge probing the 2020 Beirut blast has charged Lebanon’s top public prosecutor, the then-premier and other senior current and former officials in connection with the devastating explosion, judicial sources said and court summons show. Judge Tarek Bitar unexpectedly resumed an inquiry on Monday after it was paralysed for more than a year by political resistance and legal complaints filed by top officials he was seeking to question. The explosion on Aug. 4, 2020 was caused by hundreds of tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been stored at t…

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