Sidon (Lebanon), Jan 14 (AFP) An official in the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas was wounded in a car bomb blast in southern Lebanon today, military and medical sources said.

“A bomb placed in a BMW in Sidon detonated, wounding Hamas official Mohammed Hamdan,” a military source told AFP.

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. (AFP) KIS

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.