Iran has condemned a grenade attack followed by a bomb blast in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.
On Sunday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham offered condolences to the Lebanese government and nation as well as the families of the victims of the deadly attack, saying the perpetrators of the heinous attack targeted Lebanon’s unity, integrity and stability.
She further expressed assurances that Lebanon’s wise authorities, and political leaders and groups will stymie sinister divisive plots hatched by their enemy through enhancing national unity and dialog.
At least seven people were killed and more than 30 others sustained injuries in the attack on Saturday.
Security officials said explosions targeted the Omran café in the majority Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen.
According to Lebanon’s Daily Star, the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attacks.
According to sources from the Arab Democratic Party, the dominant party in Jabal Mohsen, two bombers were behind the attacks. One of them entered the café, but the second one could not and blew his bomb outside.
Over the past months, Lebanon’s second largest city, Tripoli, has been rocked by turmoil due to the conflict between supporters and opponents of the government of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.