Terrorist attack in Tripoli, Lebanon condemned by Security Council

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Security Council Chamber. UN Photo/Mark Garten

A terrorist attack on a café in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli has been strongly condemned by the UN Security Council.

According to media reports, at least seven people were killed and more than two dozen others injured in the suicide bomb attack on Saturday.

The Jabhat Al-Nusra terrorist group has claimed responsibility.

In a statement issued in New York, Security Council members reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

Any acts of terrorism, they added, "are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivation, wherever and whenever and by whomsoever committed".

They stressed the need to bring to justice perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of what they described as "reprehensible acts of terrorism".

Council members urged all States to cooperate actively with the Lebanese authorities to achieve this objective.

Stephanie Castro, United Nations

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