Bomb blast in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley kills one, wounds two people

Lebanese army soldiers secure the area at the site of a bomb blast near the city of Zahle. (Reuters)

A bomb blast killed a Syrian woman and wounded at least eight other people in eastern Lebanon on Wednesday, the state-owned National News Agency reported.

The explosion hit near the mainly Christian town of Zahle, NNA said, publishing a photograph of the elderly woman with her white shawl stained with blood.

The Red Cross said one of the wounded was in serious condition.

Lebanon has been struck by several deadly bombings since the conflict in neighbouring Syria erupted in 2011.

In June, eight suicide bombers, some of them linked to the Islamic State jihadist group, attacked Al-Qaa village near the Syrian border, killing five civilians.

Last Update: Wednesday, 31 August 2016 KSA 14:43 - GMT 11:43