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24 January 2018

Secretary-General Condemns Double Bombing in Libya

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General condemns the double bombing in Al-Salmani district of the Libyan city of Benghazi on 24 January and deplores the loss of civilian life, including children.  The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wishes the injured swift recovery.

The Secretary-General is also alarmed by reports of summary executions being carried out in Benghazi in retaliation for the attack.

The Secretary-General reiterates that there can be no military solution to the Libyan crisis.  The perpetrators of the attack in Al-Salmani, and of any criminal acts carried out in retaliation, must be brought to justice.

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