The bomb wounded at least 45 people.
It had been placed in a bag at a bus stop where soldiers usually gather, the army said in a statement, describing the attack as a "terrorist bombing" -- a phrase used in the past by the military when it suspects militant Islamist involvement.
The blast struck at 7.45 a.m. (0445 GMT) as people made their way to work. Red Cross workers ferried casualties to hospital. The ground was spattered with blood and covered in shards of glass.
"It seems that the bomb was detonated wirelessly by remote," local police chief Ashraf Reefi said.
There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack in Lebanon's second largest city, which has been the scene of fighting between security forces and Islamist militants and sectarian violence linked to political tension in Lebanon.
ReutersLast Mod: 13 Ağustos 2008, 16:01