A bomb blast in eastern Lebanon

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 but our sources confirmed 11 wounded.

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.

Lebanese army soldiers secure the area at the site of a bomb blast near the city of Zahle

Lebanese army soldiers secure the area at the site of a bomb blast near the city of Zahle, Lebanon August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Civil Defense rescue teams transported the wounded individuals to the Tall Shiha and the Lebanese-French Hospitals in Zahle.

The dead woman was transported to the Chtoura Hospital.

LBCI added that the bomb exploded near some vans carrying supporters of the AMAL movement bound for Tyre to celebrate the anniversary of the absence of the Imam Moussa al-Sadr.

Lebanon has been struck by several deadly bombings since the conflict in neighboring 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.

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