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International Community Reacts To Beirut Bombing

In the wake of the car bombing in southern Beirut on July 9, international actors expressed their commitment to Lebanon’s security and stability.
Lebanese military police inspect the remains of a vehicle, at the site of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburbs, July 9, 2013. A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in a Beirut stronghold district of the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group that has been fighting in Syria's civil war, wounding at least 38 people, a hospital official told Reuters. REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX11HK5
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A few hours after the explosion in Beir el-Abed, in Beirut's southern suburbs, a number of international actors issued statements condemning it. Israel announced that it was not involved and set the explosion within the context of the sectarian conflict between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the region. Paris condemned the bombing and confirmed its commitment to the security and stability of Lebanon.

In a statement by US Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly, Washington condemned the bombing and all forms of violence in Lebanon and called on the government to conduct a thorough investigation. Connelly confirmed her country's commitment to a stable Lebanon.

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