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Ban condemns terrorist attack in Beirut


By Edwin Nwachukwu

The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has condemned terrorist bombing near the Iranian Embassy in the Lebanese capital, Beirut which killed 23 civilians and injured more than 100 others on Tuesday.

This is contained in a statement issued by the spokesperson for Ban, Mr Martin Nesirky on Tuesday in New York.

“The Secretary-General calls on all in Lebanon to recognise that such appalling and indiscriminate acts of violence target all in Lebanon.

“He urges all Lebanese parties to act with restraint and to support the institutions of the state, and particularly the security forces as they seek to prevent further acts of terrorism.”

According to the statement, Ban extended his condolences to the families of those killed in the attack and to the Governments of Lebanon and Iran.

“The Secretary-General hopes that those responsible for this attack will be brought to justice expeditiously.

“He reiterates the determination of the international community to support Lebanon’s security and stability”, it added.

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