United Nations Security Council condemns Beirut car bomb
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The UN Security Council strongly condemned a car bomb attack in Beirut on Tuesday and raised fears about the growing spread of the Syria conflict.
The 15-nation council renewed appeals for all groups to stay out of the Syrian war despite growing cross border attacks in a statement released after a meeting on mounting tensions in Lebanon.
The council "strongly condemned the terrorist attack" in the most serious incident in the stronghold of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement since the start of the Syrian conflict.
At least 53 people were injured by the car bomb which the council slammed as a "heinous act" and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.