UN Secy General Ban-ki-Moon condemns Jakarta attacks

United Nations: United Nations Secretary General Ban-ki-Moon while expressing his solidarity with the people of Indonesia condemned the attacks in Jakarta saying that “there is absolutely no justification” for such acts of terrorism.

A statement released by Ban-ki-Moon’s spokesperson said, “The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery. He hopes that the perpetrators of the attacks will be swiftly brought to justice.”

A series of explosions rocked central Jakarta on late Thursday morning. The attacks took place outside Sarinah Mall in central Jakarta, leaving seven people dead including five attackers and two civilians.

News24 Bureau