World Indonesia police shoot dead four men after attack on Riau HQ

17:01  16 may  2018
17:01  16 may  2018 Source:

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Indonesian police have shot dead four men armed with swords after they attacked a police station on the island of Sumatra. The Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru, Sumatra, Indonesia , May 16, 2018 © Raymond Alex Siregar / Reuters.

A police spokesman in Indonesia said Monday that there has been an explosion at the police headquarters in the Indonesian city of Surabaya after an apparent vehicle attack .

Bodies of two attackers who were shot and killed are seen at the entrance of a police station in Pekanbaru.© Antara Foto/ Retmon/ via REUTERS Bodies of two attackers who were shot and killed are seen at the entrance of a police station in Pekanbaru. Indonesian police shot dead four men on Wednesday after they used samurai swords to attack officers at Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru, Sumatra, a police spokesman said.

The men had driven their car into the police yard before getting out to stage the attack, Setyo Wasisto, national police spokesman, told a briefing.

Two officers were wounded in the attack, while another was killed after one of the perpetrators tried to escape and crashed into the officer, he said.

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THREE attackers including a suspected suicide bomber and a man with a samurai sword have been shot dead in Riau police station, Indonesia , according to an internal police report as the country has seen a wave of bombings.

JAKARTA, Indonesia — In the latest of a wave of apparent terrorist attacks in Indonesia , four sword-wielding men were shot dead on Wednesday “When entering, their car was blocked by Riau police officers. They then got out of the car and attacked the police guards using long swords,” he said.

"The one who escaped has been captured and secured at Pekanbaru police station," Wasisto said.

The spokesman said that a journalist who had been at the police station was also hurt after being hit by the car.

Earlier, an internal police report said that one of the dead men had a suspected bomb strapped to his body. Wasisto did not comment on this.

TV footage showed one man lying on the ground with a long sword next to his body and an armored car stationed outside the police station.

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A police spokesman in Riau said they had not identified the perpetrators yet or determined their motive.

But the attack comes after a series of suicide bombings by Islamist militants targeting churches and a police building in Indonesia's second-biggest of city of Surabaya over the past few days.

The suicide bombings, involving families with young children, and an explosion at an apartment where militants were suspected to have been constructing bombs have left around 30 people dead, including 13 suspected perpetrators, police said.

The attacks are the worst in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country since the bombing of tourist-packed restaurants in Bali in 2005.

Police suspect they were carried out by a cell of the Islamic State-inspired group Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), an umbrella organization on a U.S. State Department terrorist list that is reckoned to have drawn hundreds of Indonesian sympathizers of Islamic State.

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After some major successes tackling Islamist militancy since 2001, Indonesia has seen a resurgence in recent years, including in January 2016 when four suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a shopping area in the capital, Jakarta. (Additional reporting by Gayatri Suroyo and Kanupriya Kapoor Writing by Ed Davies; Editing by Michael Perry)

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