US condemns attack on UN investigators in Beirut

Last Updated: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 16:58

Beirut: A US State Department spokesman
says an attack on a team of UN investigators in Beirut was an
attempt to disrupt the probe into the 2005 assassination of a
former Lebanese Prime Minister.

The two investigators and their interpreter received
medical attention after yesterday`s attack at a private
clinic.

The melee underscored the charged emotions behind the
international tribunal looking into Rafik Hariri`s 2005
assassination. At the State Department, spokesman P J Crowley
said that efforts to hinder the investigation will only cause
instability.

The tribunal has not yet indicted any suspects in the
assassination, but speculation that the court could name
members of the Hezbollah militant group has raised fears of
violence.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 16:58

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