Commenting on reports of casualties caused by a car bomb in southern Beirut today, Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said:
I condemn this evening’s bombing in Beirut and extend my thoughts and condolences to those injured and those that have lost friends or family in this senseless attack.
Terrorism and extremism have no place in Lebanon. I call for the Lebanese state to investigate this urgently and bring the perpetrators to justice.
The UK remains resolutely committed to supporting stability in Lebanon.
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