JAKARTA, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia condemned the terror attack in a cafe located in Bangladesh capital of Dhaka on Friday that killed at least 20 civilians, and sought information on possible nationals fallen in the attack.
The Indonesian government and its people conveyed the deepest condolences and sympathy to the victims fallen in the attack and their families during this time of grief.
"Indonesia stands in solidarity with Bangladesh in its fight against terrorism and reiterated its statement the importance of closer international cooperation for combating terrorism that poses a real threat to the world," a statement released by the foreign affairs ministry said on Saturday.
The ministry said that it has yet to receive report on Indonesian national fell victim from the attack. Indonesian embassy is now intensified efforts and coordination between relevant authorities to find out possible nationals impacted by the attacks. Currently, there are 520 Indonesian nationals in Bangladesh.
Indonesian nationals staying in Bangladesh were advised to remain alert and take cautious stance while in public spaces, particularly in places possibly targeted by terror attacks.
The attackers stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Gulshan, Dhaka on Friday, took the cafe visitors whom most were foreigners as hostages before the troops came later.
The Italian government confirmed that its nationals were among those killed in the attack. Bangladeshi authority said that its apparatus killed six of the attackers and arrested one of them. The attack was claimed by a terror organization affiliated with Islamic State (IS), according to authorities. Enditem