United Nations, Jan 28: The UN Security Council strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, which killed at least eight people.
In a press statement on Tuesday, the Security Council members expressed their sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous act and wished a speedy recovery to those injured, Xinhua reported.
"The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivation, wherever and whenever and by whomsoever committed," said the statement.
Earlier in the day, a group of Islamic State (IS) affiliates attacked Corinthia Hotel, Libya's biggest, killing at least eight and injuring several others before blowing themselves up.
"Tripoli Province", the IS offshoot in Libya, claimed responsibility for the attack on its social media outlet, saying the hotel contained "non-Muslim diplomatic missions and security companies."
Corinthia, one of the last operational hotels in Tripoli, once hosted many government branches, foreign embassies, and staff of media and foreign enterprises.