Double bomb attack in Beirut condemned by UN envoy

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Martin Nesirky, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General

Two bomb attacks in southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital, Beirut have been condemned by the top United Nations envoy in the country.

According to reports, two suicide bombers in a car and a motorcycle blew themselves up near an Iranian cultural centre, killing at least four people and wounding dozens of others.

Martin Nesirky is the UN spokesperson in New York.

"The UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Derek Plumbly, condemned the double bombing in southern Beirut suburbs today that killed and wounded a number of people. He extended his condolences to the families of the victims of this bombing.  Mr. Plumbly called on the Lebanese to remain united in the face of such appalling and indiscriminate terrorist actions and to build on the positive step taken a few days ago with the formation of a new government. He reiterated the commitment of the international community to supporting Lebanon in these efforts." (29")

Martin Nesirky said the UN envoy welcomed the recent efforts of the Lebanese army and security forces in detaining terrorist suspects and preventing attacks.

He expressed the hope that those responsible for Wednesday's bombing and all other acts of terrorism will be brought to justice as soon as possible.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations

Duration:  1’23″

 

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