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.
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