BEIRUT — A Lebanese security official on Saturday said one person was
killed and two others were wounded after a bomb exploded in a landfill
near an exhibition center in downtown Beirut.
The bomb was likely left over from the country's 1975-90 civil war, the official said. Saturday's explosion killed a Syrian worker named
Mohammed al-Wardi and wounded two others, who were taken to a nearby
hospital, the official added.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.
Army troops rushed to the scene of the explosion and authorities were investigating the incident.