PRESS RELEASE

Last Updated on 15 January 2016

LOGO GARUDA BESAR

EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA

VIENTIANE

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate release

The Government of Indonesia strongly condemns the acts of terror that took place in Jakarta on Thursday, 14 January 2015.

At around 10.50 am, a bomb exploded in a café at the crossroad of Thamrin Road, Central Jakarta, which was followed by two further explosions within the vicinity of the crossroads. Following this, shots were fired between the terrorist and the Indonesian Police forces. Within half an hour after the first incident, the police were able to take control over situation and by 3.00 pm the situation in the area was brought to normal. During the police operation, all five terrorist were killed.

The incident claimed the lives of two civilians, including one foreign national (Canadian). There were also 19 civilians injured including 4 foreign nationals (Algerian, Austrian, Dutch and German). Five police officers were also injured during their efforts to contain the terrorist. All businesses and premises within the vicinity of the incident are -fully operational and return to normal by 15 January 2016.

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia condemns this heinous act of terror that has claimed the lives of innocent civilians and expresses its deepest condolences and sympathy and prayers for the bereaved families and victims The Government of the Republic of Indonesia remains highly committed to combating terrorism and will continue to take every effort to ensure the safety and security for all its citizens and foreign nationals in Indonesia.

The Government of Indonesia remains steadfast in its commitment and vigilance against terrorism. We wish to express our highest appreciation for the sympathy and relentless support kindly offered by our friends and the international community.

The Government of Indonesia also wishes to assure its people and friends that the Indonesian security forces are working hard to find, investigate, and bring the perpetrators of these tragic attacks to justice.

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

January 2016

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