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.