Bomb blast in Lebanon kills 1, injures 11 others

A bomb exploded Wednesday on a road near the eastern Lebanese city of Zahle, killing at least one person and wounding 11 others.

The Lebanese Red Cross says the wounded are treated in hospital.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Troops cordoned off the area and opened an investigation.

According to Lebanon’s National News Agency, the bomb weighed less than five kilograms and was placed by the side of the road.

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