"The Secretary-General condemns, in the strongest terms, the attack that took place at the Corinthia Hotel, in Tripoli on 27 January. He expresses his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives as a result of this despicable act. Terrorism has no place in the new Libya and will not undermine the ongoing political dialogue which the United Nations is facilitating," a statement published on the official UN website read.
On January 27, a car exploded outside a hotel in Tripoli, killing three guards. The US State Department confirmed the death of one US national in Libya, following the attack.