UNEP staff among people injured in Jakarta terror attacks

UNEP staff among people injured in Jakarta terror attacks

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Indonesian police officers take cover after an explosion near a the vicinity of UN offices.

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) staff was among people seriously injured during Thursday’s terrorist attacks in the vicinity of the UN offices in central Jakarta, Indonesia.

Seven people among them five attackers, including two suicide bombers, died during the terrorist attack.

A police officer takes cover near the arrea of terror acttacks in Jakarta.
A police officer takes cover near the arrea of terror acttacks in Jakarta.
A statement from UNEP head office in Nairobi confirmed that the Dutch national, a renowned expert in forestry and ecosystems management, was stationed in Jakarta as part of the UN team that provides support to the Indonesian Government in combating peat-land fires.

UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme Achim Steiner said, “UNEP condemns in the strongest possible terms these senseless acts of terror.

UNEP secretary general Achim Steiner.
UNEP secretary general Achim Steiner.
The UNEP boss said “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, including our UNEP colleague, who is currently fighting for his life, and the people and Government of Indonesia.”

UNEP headquarter is based in Nairobi.

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