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UN Secretary-General condemns terrorist attack in Jakarta

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United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon today condemned the deadly shootings and suicide bombings carried out by Islamic State terrorist group in the Indonesian capital, saying that there is no justification for such acts.

“The Secretary-General condemns the bombings and gun attacks in Jakarta today,” his spokesman said.

Ban extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery. He expresses solidarity with the government and people of Indonesia, the spokesman said in a statement.

“The Secretary-General reaffirms that there is absolutely no justification for such acts of terrorism. He hopes the perpetrators of today’s attacks will be swiftly brought to justice,” it said.

Islamic State suicide bombers and gunmen struck at the heart of the capital of Muslim-majority Indonesia, executing a Westerner and killing a local while blowing up a Starbucks cafe, leaving five attackers dead in the ensuing firing.

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