– Foreign office minister Alistair Burt
I condemn today’s abhorrent attacks in Tripoli, Lebanon; my thoughts are with those who have lost friends and family as a result.
It is important that the Lebanese authorities are given the support they need to investigate this attack fully and return calm to the streets of Tripoli.
42 people died and at least 358 were wounded after twin blasts hit the Lebanese city of Tripoli, medical and security sources told Reuters. The explosions, which appeared to be coordinated, went off outside two mosques as Friday prayers ended.