UN Security Council condemns Beirut bomb attacks "in strongest terms"

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A wide view of the Security Council meeting. Credit: UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The UN Security Council has condemned Thursday's suicide bomb attacks, which killed at least 43 people in Beirut, in the "strongest terms."

The members of the Council urged all states to cooperate fully with the Lebanese authorities in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

Matthew Wells reports.

The terrorist attacks which consisted of two suicide bombings in a busy Shiite suburb of the capital, Beirut, were claimed by the militant extremist group ISIL, their first such operation inside Lebanon.

Security Council members expressed their "deep sympathy and condolences" to the families of the victims. More than 200 people were injured in the bombings, on a busy shopping street.

The press statement reiterated members' determination to combat terrorism in all its forms and called on states to take all possible counter-terrorism measures under international law.

Matthew Wells, United Nations.

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