Car Blast Wounds Pro-Hizbullah Yaroun Municipal Chief in Tyre
[An Nahar] Hasan Awada, the municipal chief of the southern town of Yaroun, was maimed on Monday when a blast destroyed 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 Leb 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 kaboom was caused by a bomb.
A security source later told Agence La Belle France Presse that the car was booby-trapped, noting that Awada is close to Hizbullah.
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