Jakarta: The Foreign Affairs Ministry has confirmed that at least two Indonesian citizens were injured in recent terror attacks in two mosques in New Zealand.
"Two Indonesian citizens were shot. They are father and child," Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arrmanatha Nasir told journalists on Friday.
"The father is receiving intensive case. The child is treated at the same hospital," the Foreign Affairs Ministry official noted.
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Indonesia strongly condemned terror attacks in Al Noor and Linwood mosques. A suspected right-wing group attacked the two mosques at around 01.00 p.m. local time.
Indonesia condemns the shooting in Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand," the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a written statement received by Medcom.id.
"The Government and people of Indonesia convey our deepest condolences to all the victims and their families," the Foreign Affairs Ministry added.
The Embassy of Indonesia in Wellington is following every development of this case. It has sent a team to Christchurch to coordinate with local security authorities, hospitals, and the Indonesian Student Association.
There are 331 Indonesian citizens living in Christchurch, including 134 students. The distance between Wellington and Christchurch is approximately 440 km.
The Government of Indonesia advises all Indonesian citizens in New Zealand to remain alert and safe. Families and friends who need further information and consular assistance may contact the Embassy of Indonesia in Wellington at +64211950980 and +64 22 3812 065.