A prominent journalist working for an anti-Syrian television station was seriously wounded Sunday when a bomb placed under her car exploded, Lebanese security officials said.
May Chidiac (search), news anchor for the private Lebanese Broadcasting Corp. (search), was inside her car when the bomb exploded in the Christian port city of Jounieh, north of Beirut, the officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.
LBC said the bomb was planted under the driver's seat of Chidiac's Range Rover and exploded when she turned the car on. Her left leg and left arm were badly injured, the station said.
Chidiac was being treated at the Lady of Lebanon Hospital (search) in Jounieh, but an LBC reporter said she may have to be transferred to another hospital.
The explosion started a small fire on the dashboard and steering wheel. Footage from the scene showed part of the car's left door blown off and the vehicle's front end mangled.
Chidiac is one of several hosts of a daily political talk show that is seen widely in the Arab world. Chidiac was hosting the show Sunday morning with a political analyst from the leading An-Nahar newspaper.
LBC, a Christian TV station, is among the most prominent anti-Syrian media outlets.
A series of mysterious bombings has occurred in the Lebanese capital since a massive bomb killed former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 20 other people on Feb. 14.
Opponents of Syria's role in Lebanon have accused Damascus and its allies in the Lebanese security services of involvement in the killing of Hariri and subsequent spate of bombings. Syria denies involvement.
On June 2, anti-Syrian journalist Samir Kassir was killed by a bomb placed under the seat of his car.
There have been no arrests in connection with any of the bombings.