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Việt Nam strongly condemns terrorist attacks on Surabaya churches

Update: May, 15/2018 - 05:00
Police guard at a terrorist attacked site in Surabaya on Sunday. — EPA/VNA Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Indonesia’s Surabaya City, especially those on three churches in the morning of May 13, that left a number of fatalities and injures, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng has said.

Hằng made the statement on Monday while replying to reporters’ question about Việt Nam’s response to the attacks, which killed and injured several people in the second biggest city of Indonesia. 

“We offer our deep condolences to the Indonesian government and the bereaved,” she noted, adding that Việt Nam supported the Indonesian government in fighting against terrorism and believed that the terrorists would be properly punished.

President Trần Đại Quang and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc sent messages of condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday.

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Phạm Bình Minh also sent message of condolences to Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi the same day.

The Jakarta Post reported that simultaneous attacks on three churches across Surabaya, in the east of Java islands, on Sunday morning killed 14 people, as well as the six suicide bombers, and injured dozens. — VNS

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