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Car Blast in Sidon, South Lebanon

Car Blast in Sidon, South Lebanon

Who tried to kill a senior Hamas official in Lebanon? .

Local media reported that a bomb attached to the auto of Hamas official Mohammad Hamdan exploded outside his home in the southern city of Sidon, as he opened the vehicle's door. But al-Manar television, run by the Lebanese political and military group Hezbollah, described him as an important person in the group.

A leader of the Palestinian Fatah movement in Lebanon said Hamdan was involved in operations in Israel. The explosion took place at his home, near Sidon's Al-Bustan Street. Pictures from the scene show a BMW ripped from explosion, with fire and black smoke rising into the sky.

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The blast took place as Mohamed Hemdan Abo Hamza was about to board his auto in Sidon, a Lebanese security source said on condition of anonymity because he was unauthorized to speak to media.

Witnesses said the man targeted in the attack appeared to have been wounded in the leg.

Tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees live in Lebanon, many of them in 12 camps across the country.


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