UN security council condemns terrorist attacks in Lebanon’s border town

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The UN Security Council on Monday condemned “in the strongest terms” the consecutive terrorist attacks in Lebanon’s northeast 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 organizations and individual terrorists, Xinhua reported.

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.

By Tasnim News Agency