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UN Envoy for Lebanon Condemns Double Bombing in Beirut

UN Envoy for Lebanon Condemns Double Bombing in Beirut Suburb

New York, Feb 19 2014 - The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Derek Plumbly, condemned today’s double bombing in the area of Bir Hassan in the southern Beirut suburbs that killed and wounded a number of people.

“The Special Coordinator 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 by rallying around their state institutions, including the army and security forces, to safeguard their country’s security and stability,” said a statement issued by his office.

“He reiterated the commitment of the international community to supporting Lebanon in these efforts.”

At least four people have reportedly been killed and dozens wounded in the attacks. Media reports cite security sources as saying that two suicide bombers using a car and a motorcycle had blown themselves up near an Iranian cultural centre.

Mr. Plumbly welcomed the recent efforts of the Lebanese army and security forces in detaining terrorist suspects and preventing attacks, and hoped those responsible for today’s bombing and all other acts of terrorism will be brought to justice as soon as possible.

For more details go to UN News Centre at http://www.un.org/news

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