Car Blast Wounds Pro-Hizbullah Yaroun Municipal Chief in Tyreإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Hasan Awada, the municipal chief of the southern town of Yaroun, was wounded on Monday when a blast ripped through his car as he was driving it in the Tyre area of al-Housh, state-run National News Agency reported.
Security forces immediately cordoned off the area and launched an investigation into the incident, NNA said.
The agency added that Awada was rushed to Lebanese-Italian Hopsital for treatment. But Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) later reported that the municipal chief's wounds required his transfer to the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Beirut.
Citing reports, the radio station said the explosion was caused by a bomb.
A security source later told Agence France Presse that the car was booby-trapped, noting that Awada is close to Hizbullah.