Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has expressed condolences to those affected by recent terror attacks in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
"We strongly condemn these attacks. We convey our deepest condolences," President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo told journalists on Friday.
Jokowi said he has been briefed by Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi. Jokowi mentioned that the government has sent a team to Chirstchurch.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry earlier confirmed that at least two Indonesians were injured in the attacks. It revealed that the two victims are father and child.
"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.
The Embassy of Indonesia in Wellington is following every development of this case. It has contacted local security authorities, hospitals, as well as the Indonesian Student Association.
There are 331 Indonesian citizens living in Christchurch, including 134 students. The distance between Wellington and Christchurch is approximately 440 kilometers.
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.