White House condemns attack in Jakarta | Reuters

White House condemns attack in Jakarta
| Reuters

WASHINGTON The White House on Thursday condemned "in the strongest terms" the attack carried out in Jakarta, Indonesia.

"The United States is strongly committed to our strategic partnership with Indonesia and will stand by the government of Indonesia as it works to bring those responsible for this barbaric terrorist attack to justice and build a more secure future," National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack in the heart of Jakarta, which killed seven people, including five of the attackers.

(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Eric Beech)

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Updated Date: Jan 15, 2016 02:46:48 IST

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