Following the bomb and shootings attack in Jakarta on Thursday, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Bucharest shows in a press release that 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 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. Moreover, The Government of the Republic of Indonesia encourages all citizens to remain calm and continue with their daily activities,” reads the Embassy’s release.
A suicide bomber exploded in a café at 10.50 am on Thursday morning at the crossroad of Thamrin Road, which was followed by two further explosions within the vicinity of the crossroad. Following this, shots were fired between the terrorists and the Indonesian Police forces.
Within half an hour after the first incident, the police were able to take control over situation and by 03.00 pm the situation in the area was brought to normal.
During the police operation, all five terrorists 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 terrorists.
According to the press release, all business and premises within the vicinity of the incident are expected to be fully operational and return to normal by Friday , 15 January 2015.