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Jakarta Post

Indonesia condemns deadly Kabul bombing

  • Damar Harsanto
    Damar Harsanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 31, 2017   /   04:13 pm
Indonesia condemns deadly Kabul  bombing Foreign Minister Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi (JP/P.J.LEO)

Indonesia has condemned the bomb attack on diplomatic premises in Kabul that reportedly killed 90 people and injured 380 others on Wednesday.

“The Indonesian government extends heartfelt sympathy to the families of victims and prays for the speedy recovery of those injured,” a statement from the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

The bomb went off only 2 kilometers away from the Indonesian Embassy.

“As of this time no Indonesian casualties are reported according the embassy report,” it said, adding that the ministry through the embassy in Kabul continued to coordinate with the local authorities to get the latest updates.

The Indonesian Embassy in Kabul said 26 Indonesians were currently staying in the city.

The explosion also resulted in minor damage to the Indonesian Embassy’s windows.

The embassy is continuing to update Indonesians on the current situation and calls on them to keep a watchful eye and to stay away from areas prone to similar attacks.

The embassy has provided hotline for Indonesians in Kabul on + 93797333444 and +93202201066.