United Nations, Nov 14 (IANS) UN Security Council on Friday condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on Thursday in Beirut, killing at least 43 and injuring more than 240 people, said a press statement of the council on Friday.
The council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and government of Lebanon. The members of the Security Council wished a speedy recovery to those injured, Xinhua quoted the statement as saying.
Security sources said four suicide bombers were present in the Burj el-Barajneh area. After the first two bombers exploded themselves, a third would-be bomber survived the attack and was taken into custody. The fourth bomber was killed by locals who saw him reveal his explosives belt.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their strong support for the stability, territorial integrity, sovereignty, and political independence of Lebanon.
On Thursday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement slamming the attacks and calling for “those responsible for this terrorist act to be swiftly brought to justice.”