A bomb blast on a road in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley on Wednesday killed at least one person and wounded two others, a security source said.

 

The blast hit near the city of Zahle, the source added, without elaborating. Local media reported the person killed was a woman, without immediately giving further details.

 

1:45 p.m.

Lebanese media is reporting an explosion near the eastern city of Zahleh, saying the blast inflicted casualties.

 

George Kitane, head of paramedics at the Lebanese Red Cross, told the local LBC channel that Wednesday’s blast killed one person and wounded two others.

 

Hezbollah’s Al-Manar channel said the explosion wounded four people.

 

Security officials were not immediately available for comment.

 

Lebanon has been hit by a wave of explosions over the past three years as Syria’s civil war spilled over into its tiny neighbor.