Lebanese soldiers gather at the site of an explosion in Hermel, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Lebanese officials condemned Thursday's deadly suicide bombing in Hermel as a "terrorist" act, with some calling for the formation of a government to stabilize the country.The U.S. Embassy urged all parties to be calm following the "terrorist bombing".March 14 parties argue that Hezbollah's participation in fighting in Syria has dragged the conflict into Lebanon, resulting in the recent wave of bombings.Justifying [such acts] is meaningless and is a kind of political stupidity," Jumblatt told Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV.He said condemnation was not enough, and called for coordination between security agencies in Lebanon to combat terrorism.
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