Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Canadas Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion has offered support to the Indonesian authorities after a terror attack in Jakarta on Thursday that killed one Canadian.

"Canada will continue to stand by Indonesia and co-operate in the fight against extremism. We offer our full support to the Indonesian authorities during this challenging time," Stephane Dion said in a statement quoted by CBCNews.

The Canadian national was one of two civilians who were killed in the Jakarta attack, launched by five perpetrators who were all dead.

The identity of the Canadian is unknown, but Dion said the government was working with Indonesian authorities to confirm those details.

CBCNews also reported that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also offered support to Indonesia.

"Obviously our hearts - of Canada and Canadians - go out to the people of Indonesia and all the families and victims of these terrible attacks and were of course going to be supporting the Indonesian government in anything it needs from Canada through this difficult time," Trudeau added during a news conference in Kitchener, Ont.

"Global Affairs Canada is working with Indonesian authorities to follow up on those reports that a Canadian was involved. As soon as we have more to discuss, well have more to discuss or reveal," he said.

In the meantime, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said in a statement posted on the British governments website that: "My thoughts are with the victims and their families. The UK utterly condemns these senseless acts of violence."

"We will continue to provide support and assistance to the Government of Indonesia as they work to defeat those who plan and perpetrate these acts of terror," he added.

He advised British nationals in Jakarta and elsewhere in Indonesia to maintain vigilance and monitor FCO travel advice, local media and to follow the advice of local security authorities.(*)

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