One woman wounded in Beirut car blast
A booby-trapped car went off near a hotel south of the capital, seriously wounding one woman, security officials said Friday. A hand grenade placed between the door and the driver's seat exploded after the woman opened the door of the car, which was parked near the Lebanon Beach Hotel in the suburb of Khaldeh, south of Beirut, one official said, according to The AP. She was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Local television stations identified the woman as Abir Harb.
Television footage from the site of the blast showed the driver's seat mangled and torn off, and the door and windshield riddled with shrapnel.
It was the latest in a series of bombings in Lebanon in recent weeks.