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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on terrorist attacks in Indonesia

13 May 2018

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attacks on worshipers in three churches in Surabaya, Indonesia, on 13 May. He is appalled at reports that children were used to participate in the attacks.

The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a swift recovery to those injured. He reiterates the support of the United Nations to the Government and people of Indonesia in their efforts to fight and prevent terrorism and violent extremism, including through the promotion of pluralism, moderation and tolerance.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

New York, 13 May 2018