A bomb exploded in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring at least 11 others, according to the Red Cross. Nathan Frandino reports.
Security is on edge in Lebanon after a bomb blast killed at least one person Wednesday. The blast struck at a roundabout near the city of Zahle in the Bekaa Valley and injured 11 others. One person was on a church trip when the bomb detonated. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) CHURCH TRIP ORGANIZER, FAISAL IBRAHIM, SAYING: "The explosions were huge and strong. The car that was between our bus and the explosion prevented much damage to us. The car was destroyed while our bus was just damaged." There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Lebanon has been jolted by the war in neighboring Syria, where the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah is fighting for the government. The spillover has included a number attacks by Sunni Islamists, and continue to threaten Lebanon's delicate sectarian balance.