Australian Consulate Boosts Security In Indonesia Over Terror Threats - Statement

MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 23rd August, 2018) The Australian Consulate-General in the Indonesian second-largest city of Surabaya has tightened security measures amid claims that terror attacks are being planned there, the Australian government said in a statement Thursday.

"We continue to receive information indicating terrorists may be planning attacks in Indonesia. Due to heightened security concerns, staff at the Australian Consulate-General in Surabaya will not be attending an event at the Airlangga University in Surabaya on 23 August. Australian officials in Surabaya are currently adopting enhanced security measures and limiting their movements," the statement read.

The statement advised Australians to reconsider visiting Indonesia amid the security concerns.

The Australian consulate in Surabaya was opened earlier in August.

Media reported earlier on Thursday, that the Australian authorities decision to tighten security measures for their officials in Indonesia followed threats and calls to kill the Australians, spread on social media.

Indonesia currently hosts the Asian Games, so security is boosted in the country.