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Conflict Incident Report

Plumbly condemns bombing at security checkpoint in Dahr Baydar

Date of incident: 
June 20, 2014

The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly strongly condemned today's suicide bombing at an Internal Security Forces checkpoint in Dahr El-Baidar. He telephoned the Director of the Internal Security Forces Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Basbous to express his sympathy following the death of a member of the ISF, as well as the casualties which occurred in the incident. He also telephoned the head of General Security, Maj. Gen. Abbas Brahim.

The Special Coordinator noted the increased security measures in parts of the country and stressed the importance of the work that the army and security forces were carrying out to sustain the calm that has prevailed in Lebanon recently. He underlined the United Nations' solidarity with Lebanon's Government and people in standing up to the threat of terrorism.

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