Lebanese official, top Syrian intelligence general and colonel indicted in bombing plot

Lebanon's state-run news agency says three people, including a former Cabinet minister and a top Syrian intelligence general, have been indicted in a bombing plot in Lebanon.

The National News Agency says military investigative judge, Riad Abu Ghaida, demanded the death penalty for former information minister, Michel Samaha, Syrian Brig. Gen. Ali Mamlouk and a Syrian colonel who was identified only by his first name, Adnan.

Mamlouk was accused Wednesday of being involved with Samaha in plotting a wave of attacks in Lebanon at the behest of Syria.

The August arrest of Samaha, a close aide to Syrian President Bashar Assad, was an embarrassing blow to Syria, which has long acted with impunity in Lebanon.

Mamlouk heads Syria's powerful National Security Council.