BEIRUT — The Lebanese journalist who disclosed the secret U.S. arms sales to Iran was shot and wounded Monday by a gunman riding a motorcycle.
A doctor said that Hassan Sabra, publisher and editor of the Beirut weekly magazine Ash Shiraa, suffered four bullet wounds in the head, neck and chest and may have been blinded.
Sabra, 38, a Shia Muslim, made enemies though his reporting in Ash Shiraa on Iranian politics and foreign hostages held in Lebanon.
He was headed for the magazine's office in Muslim West Beirut in his chauffeur-driven white Mercedes-Benz when the motorcycle pulled alongside and the gunman, seated behind the driver, opened fire. Sabra's 12-year-old daughter was slightly injured, police said.