Beirut, 16 Dec. (AKI) – Authorities in Lebanon have arrested three people in connection with the murder of prominent anti-Syrian politician and publisher Gibran Tueni. According to judicial sources the three are being questioned in regard to their relations with the owner of the Renault car believed to have been used to conceal the bomb that kiiled Tueni and two others in Monday’s attack.

The car was apparently imported from Germany into Lebanon through the port of Tripoli, but no documents have been found regarding the vehicle’s ownership.

Investigators led by Beirut prosecutor Rashid Mezher believe Tueni who arrived in Lebanon from France during the weekend was monitored by his assailants from early Monday morning. Eye witnesses identified two cars – one used to inspect the site of the attack, while the other packed with explosives was parked along the road and detonated when Tueni drove past.