Lebanon: Hamas official's vehicle targeted


An explosion targeting an official from the Palestinian Hamas Movement went off Sunday midday in the southern city of Sidon, leaving the man's BMW engulfed in flames.

Who tried to kill a senior Hamas official in Lebanon? . It reported that he appeared to have a security role and was being tracked by Israel. "The incident has Israeli fingerprints", Mounir al-Maqdah, the Fatah official, told Reuters.

"Initial indications point to Zionist [Israeli] fingers behind this criminal act", Hamas said without further details.

Hamdan was transferred to hospital, while security forces cordoned the area and firefighters rushed to the scene.

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Sidon is home to two of the 12 Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.

The statement added that the blast took place as he opened his vehicle in Al-Bustan Al-Kabir neighborhood in Sidon.

These units - which include Hamas and rival Palestinian faction Fatah - have fought several battles with other groups inside Ain al-Hilweh.