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ASIA: Australia to help Indonesia after terrorist attack

Sun Jul 19 04:45:54 EST 2009

Australia's offered to treat any of the 55 people injured in Friday's terrorist attacks in Jakarta that left nine people dead.

Foreign Minister STEPHEN SMITH .. who's in Jakarta says Australia will also provide Indonesian authorities with technical assistance enhancing CCTV footage .. and identifying remains.

Perth businessman 38-year-old NATHAN VERITY and and 36-year-old Canberra Austrade official CRAIG SENGER have been confirmed dead .. and Mr SMITH says the government fears the worst for 54-year-old Brisbane businessman GARTH MCEVOY.

The blasts targeted two luxury hotels in Jakarta .. and the minister says both countries are fighting a common enemy .. and need to work together to stare down the threat.