No Indonesian victims in Cairo bomb blast

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Embassy in Cairo has confirmed that no Indonesians were victims of the December 11 bomb blast at a place of worship in Cairo.

"So far, we have received no reports of Indonesian citizens falling victim to the terror attack," the embassy said in a press statement published on the official website of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The Indonesian government denounced the terror attack on the place of worship in the Abbasiyah area, Cairo, which took place at 10.30 a.m. local time, the statement noted.

The Indonesian government also offered sympathy and condolences to the Egyptian government and people over those killed in the bomb attack.

The bomb attack left at least 25 people dead and tens of others injured.

According to the Foreign Ministry, more than six thousand Indonesians live in Egypt, and most of them live in and around Cairo.

The embassy reported it is continuing to monitor developments and coordinate with the local authorities following the bomb attack.

The ministry called on Indonesians in Egypt to comply with regulations issued by the local security agencies and avoid public places vulnerable to bomb attacks.(*)