Update: Car bomb wounds Hamas official in Lebanon, military source

Reuters , Sunday 14 Jan 2018

Lebanese soldiers are seen inspecting a damaged car in Sidon, Lebanon January 14, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)

An official in the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas was wounded in a car bomb blast in southern Lebanon on Sunday, military and medical sources told AFP.

"A bomb placed in a BMW in Sidon detonated, wounding Hamas official Mohammed Hamdan," a military source said.

An AFP journalist in Sidon saw the burnt-out vehicle in a parking lot. A medical source at the scene told AFP that Hamdan suffered serious wounds to his legs while opening the door to his car, and was transported to hospital.

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