U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL SLAMS TERRORIST ATTACKS IN LEBANON’S BORDER TOWN

UNITED NATIONS, – The UN Security Council, on Monday evening, condemned “in the strongest terms” the consecutive terrorist attacks in Lebanon’s north-east town of Qaa, stressing the need to bring perpetrators to justice.

On early Monday, four suicide bombers targeted the town along the Syrian border, killing at least five people and injuring 15 others. Hours later, two bombers blew themselves up outside a church in the town, injuring at least 13 people.

In a press release, the 15-nation council stressed the need to take measures to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism, terrorist organisations and individual terrorists.

Reiterating that terrorism in all its forms is criminal and unjustifiable, the council urged all states to combat “by all means” threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for Monday’s attacks.

As a consequence of the spillover of the five-year Syrian war into Lebanon, the border area has witnessed multiple attacks by extremists in recent years.-

Source: Name News Network

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