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(BosNewsLife) – A car bomb rocked a Christian area of Beirut Thursday, June 2, killing a prominent journalist known for his opposition to Syria ‘s involvement in Lebanon , its prime minister said. Lebanon Prime Minister Najib Mikati told reporters that the journalist was identified as Samir Kassir, 45, who wrote for the Lebanese daily newspaper An Nahar, a publication often critical of Syria . An unidentified woman was wounded in the blast, news reports said. Reuters news agency quoted security sources as saying that said Kassir died instantly when a bomb placed under the driver’s seat of his white Alfa Romeo car blew up as he switched on the ignition outside his home in the Christian Ashrafiyeh neighborhood.