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UN Security Council condemns Norway attack

world Updated: Jul 24, 2011 02:24 IST

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The UN Security Council has "condemned in the strongest terms" the deadly twin terrorist attacks in Norway and offered condolences to the victims of what it called "these heinous acts."

The council members issued a presidential statement on Saturday ln which they reaffirmed that terrorism "constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security."

The council's statement says that "any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed."

A massive bombing on Friday in downtown Oslo was followed by a shooting rampage on an island hosting a youth retreat for the prime minister's center-left party. The same man, a Norwegian with reported Christian fundamentalist, anti-Muslim views, is suspected in both attacks.