ASEAN FMs support Indonesia to combat terrorism

ASEAN FMs support Indonesia to combat terrorism

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Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The ASEAN member states fully support the Indonesian government to combat terrorism following the attacks in Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 14, 2016, which led to the loss of innocent lives, injuries, and damage to property.

In a written statement received by ANTARA News on Friday, the ASEAN has encouraged Indonesia to bring the perpetrators of this heinous act to justice.

The ASEAN remains united and committed to working with the international community to further intensify cooperation necessary to tackle terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever, and by whomsoever it is committed.

The ASEAN extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the Indonesian government and people, especially to the families of the victims of this attack.

The ASEAN member countries commend the swift and courageous actions of the Indonesian security forces in response to the attack.

The bomb attacks and series of shootings in Jakartas business district on Thursday led to seven fatalities and injuries to 20 others.

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has ordered a thorough investigation into the attack.

(Reporting by Yashinta Difa/Uu.INE/KR-BSR/F001)