Tripoli, Lebanon: Four people, two of them children, were wounded in a bomb blast on Saturday in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli that has been the scene of sectarian clashes, security and medical officials said.

The blast struck near An Nasser mosque, close to a road that separates the mainly Sunni district of Bab Al Tebbaneh from Jabal Mohsen, where members of the Alawite community, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, are in the majority.

The device placed under a car hurt two children, aged two and five, a woman and a man, said a medic at a hospital in Tripoli.

In April, six people were killed in clashes sparked by an anti-Assad rally in Tripoli.