US condemns 'horrific terrorist attacks' in Beirut

2015-11-13 09:12
Lebanese army soldiers stand guard at the site of a twin suicide bombing in Burj al-Barajneh, in the southern suburbs of the capital Beirut. (Izzat Attar, AFP)

Lebanese army soldiers stand guard at the site of a twin suicide bombing in Burj al-Barajneh, in the southern suburbs of the capital Beirut. (Izzat Attar, AFP)

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Washington - The White House condemned the "horrific terrorist" twin bomb blasts claimed by the ISIS group that killed 41 people in Beirut on Thursday.

"Such acts of terror only reinforce our commitment to support the institutions of the Lebanese state, including the security services, to ensure a stable, sovereign, and secure Lebanon," National Security Council spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

The attack on a busy shopping street in a Beirut stronghold of the Shi’ite movement Hezbollah was the worst such assault in years.

The army said the blasts were carried out by two suicide bombers and that the body of a third, who had failed to detonate his explosive device, had been found at the scene of the second explosion.

"The United States condemns in the strongest terms today's horrific terrorist attacks in Beirut, Lebanon that killed dozens and wounded hundreds more," said Price.

"We offer our deepest condolences to the families and other loved ones of those killed and injured in this violence. The United States will stand firm with the government of Lebanon as it works to bring those responsible for this attack to justice."

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