Investigators put their hands on surveillance cameras on Friday in an effort to identify the person who parked the bomb-laden Mercedes-Benz in eastern Beirut that was used in the assassination of pro-government lawmaker Antione Ghanem.
According to local daily As Safir, other cameras on the road leading from Ghanem's house in Qoleiat in the Kesrouan province all the way to the explosion site will also help police track down the moves and planning used by terrorist suspects in the murder.
The Mercedes was stolen from the coastal city of Jounieh, 15 km north from Beirut, in 1994, said the report.
The chassis number could not be recognized due to the extensive damage to the body, said the report, adding that police, however, will seek help from experts to try to determine the chassis number.
Ghanem, 64, a senior member of the pro-government Phalange Party, was killed along with four others in a car bombing attack in Beirut's eastern Christian suburb of Sin el-Fil on Wednesday afternoon.
Ghanem was the eighth member of the anti-Syrian majority to be assassinated since the murder of ex-premier Rafik Hariri in 2005.
The Lebanese parliament is due to convene on Sept. 25 for the first time in nearly a year to choose a successor to incumbent President Emile Lahoud, amid a political deadlock between the Hezbollah-led opposition and the ruling majority.
The forecast presidential event caused widespread concerns among the Lebanese, fearing further disarrays and possible eruption of violence.