Indonesia Condemns Attacks in Belgium, Offers Support to Indonesian Expats

People leave the scene of explosions at Zaventem airport near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. (Reuters Photo/Francois Lenoir)

By : Eko Prasetyo | on 7:30 AM March 23, 2016
Category : News, Terrorism, Foreign Affairs

Jakarta. Indonesia has strongly condemned the terror attacks across Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday (22/03) which killed at least 30 and injured dozens of others.

In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry on behalf of the country, the government conveyed deep condolences to the people and government of Belgium, particularly those killed in the attacks and their families.

The Indonesian Embassy in Brussels reported two explosions at the Zaventern Airport in the city and another blast at the Maelbeek Metro Station.

Radical group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement issued by the IS-affiliated Amaq agency.

Belgian authorities have raised its terrorism alert to its highest level while three days of national mourning have been declared.

Meanwhile, the embassy is communicating with Indonesian communities in Belgium to ensure safety.

"Currently, There are no Indonesians victims of the incident. The Indonesian Embassy in Brussels continues to observe any developments," the embassy said in a written statement received by the Jakarta Globe on Tuesday.

Around 1,200 Indonesians live in Belgium, with 400 in Brussels.

The Indonesian government reiterated its tough stance against terrorism and violence and urged international communities to increase cooperation in eradicating radicalism and terrorism.

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