Bomb explodes near Indonesia's Paris embassy: Indonesian minister

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 21, 2012 2:40 AM

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A bomb exploded outside the Indonesian embassy in Paris on Wednesday, breaking windows but causing no casualties among Indonesians, Chief Political and Security Minister Djoko Suyanto said.

"Indonesia's embassy in Paris has reported an explosion in one intersection near the embassy at 5.20 local (Paris) time .... It is not certain what the target of the bomb was," Suyanto said.

"The Indonesian ambassador is in the location but couldn't go near. Windows at the embassy are broken. There are no Indonesian casualties among citizens or staff working at the embassy," he told reporters.

(Reporting by Rieka Rahadiana and Olivia Rondonuwu; Writing by Matthew Bigg, Editing by Jonathan Thatcher)