UN condemns Lebanon attacks

Published June 25th, 2014 - 11:31 GMT

The United Nations special coordinator for Lebanon has denounced a recent car bomb attack near a military checkpoint in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

“The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly strongly condemned yesterday’s... bombing close to a Lebanese army checkpoint at the Tayyouneh roundabout at the entrance to the southern suburbs of Beirut,” Plumbly’s office said in a statement, which was issued on Tuesday.

According to reports, a member of Lebanese security forces lost his life and several people suffered injuries in the attack, which occurred on Monday.

The special coordinator further called for unity in Lebanon to fight acts of terrorism.

Lebanon has been suffering terrorist attacks carried out by al-Qaeda-linked militant groups, as well as random rocket attacks viewed as a spillover of the violence from neighboring Syria.

On Friday, a bomb blast rocked a Lebanese police checkpoint on the Beirut-Damascus highway. The bomb went off when Internal Security Forces (ISF) personnel were searching a vehicle in Dahr al-Baidar checkpoint in the eastern Bekaa Valley.

The blast killed at least two people and wounded 18 others.
  
Lebanese army officers have been cooperating with resistance movement Hezbollah in their fight against various militant groups.


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