Lebanese security officials say a car bomb explosion has killed a senior member of the militant Palestinian group Islamic Jihad in Sidon, Friday.

The officials say the militant's brother also died in the blast near the central square of the southern coastal city.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the bombing.

Islamic Jihad blamed Israel for the attack on the militant leader Mahmoud Majzoub, but Israeli officials denied any knowledge of the bombing.


Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.