Quebec man among dead in Jakarta attack

A Canadian killed in Jakarta on Thursday has been identified as Tahar Amer-Ouali, a resident of Laval, Que.

According to the Associated Press, Amer-Ouali was one of two civilians who died in a bomb attack in the centre of Indonesia's capital.

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Amer-Ouali's online LinkedIn profile says the Laval man worked as the director of the International Hearing Center, and had previous experience working at the Jakarta Hearing Centre.

The profile lists Amer-Ouali's interests as "Proud father of two dedicated hearing aid specialists."

On Saturday, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard tweeted his condolences to the Amer-Ouali family and condemned the violent attack.

Nous condamnons les attentats perpétrés à Jakarta et Ouagadougou. Mes condoléances à la famille du lavallois Tahar Amer-Ouali. #Québec

— Philippe Couillard (@phcouillard) January 16, 2016

In an emailed statement, a spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada confirmed a Canadian citizen was among the victims, but said it could not release the person's identity or personal issue because of privacy laws.

In total, seven people died in the attack, and more than 20 people were injured.

Indonesian police said Saturday that they have arrested 12 people in connection with the bombing.


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