Indonesia issues travel advice after Brussels bombings

Jakarta, March 24 (IANS) Indonesia has called on its citizens to reconsider travelling to Belgium over security concerns after the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on Thursday issued a travel advice as three Indonesian citizens were among those wounded when suicide bombers launched the deadly strikes at the Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station in Brussels on Tuesday morning, Xinhua reported.

The three Indonesians have been identified as a mother and her children, a boy and a girl. They were at the airport when the twin blasts took place.

The Indonesian embassy in the Belgian capital, after the incident, immediately issued an advisory for some 1,200 Indonesians in Brussels to remain vigilant.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo condemned the deadly blasts and also extended his deepest condolences to the victims, their families, and also the Belgian government.

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