India condemns series of blasts in Jakarta

India condemns series of blasts in Jakarta
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATHDead bodies are seen as Indonesian police hold rifles while walking behind a car for protection in Jakarta January 14, 2016. Several explosions went off and gunfire broke out in the center of the Indonesian capital on Thursday and police said they suspected a suicide bomber was responsible for at least one the blasts. REUTERS/Beawiharta TEMPLATE OUT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

New Delhi : India strongly condemned the terrorist attacks that occurred in Jakarta on Thursday and extended condolences to the bereaved families of the victims.

“The Government of India strongly condemns the terrorist attack that occurred in Jakarta,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a press release.

“India unequivocally opposes terrorism in all its forms and expresses solidarity with the Government and the people of Indonesia,” it added.

The world has come together in voicing their condemnation of the deadly blasts in Jakarta by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), with leaders offering any support that the Indonesian government may need to tackle these acts of terrorism.

US Secretary of State John Kerry also condemned the attacks, saying that these acts of terror are not going to intimidate nation-states from protecting their citizens and continuing to provide real opportunity, education, jobs, possibilities of a future.

Condemning the attacks, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he was shocked and dismayed by news of the blasts.

European Union High Representative and Vice-President Federica Mogherini underlined that Thursday’s attack was a tragic reminder that the threat of terrorism was global and has to be tackled globally. (ANI)