Officer, 3 attackers dead in Indonesia police station assault

Officer, 3 attackers dead in Indonesia police station assault

The Riau Police succeeded on Wednesday in stopping an attempted terrorist attack on their headquarters in Pekanbaru, the National Police have announced.

Four attackers wielding samurai swords targeted a police station in western Indonesia on Wednesday morning, killing at least one officer, police said. Another man was arrested and four others were suspected to have fled the scene, it said.

One of the dead men had a suspected bomb strapped to his body, the report said.

A footage showed that a man lying on the ground with a sword next to his body.

Five people died in the attack, including the four suspected militants and a police officer who was hit by the auto.

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Just two days ago, on Monday, 10 people were injured in a suicide bombing as two motorcycles drove into a checkpoint at a police station in the Indonesian port city of Surabaya.

No group has taken responsibility so far. Two police officers and one local journalist were also injured in the attack. Media were at the station to cover a press conference about a drug bust when the attack happened.

"Four suspects were killed by police personnel during the attack".

"They had the same teacher and they regularly met for Koran recital every week", said East Java police chief Machfud Arifin, adding that police were pursuing the teacher for questioning.

The string of attacks comes as Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, welcomes the first day of Ramadan. At least 26 people died in a series of terror attacks in Surabaya on Sunday and Monday, including 13 militants and their children.

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