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Indonesia police shoot dead three men after attack on Riau HQ

Indonesia police shoot dead four men after attack on Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru Another Police Station Attacked in Indonesia
Deanna Wagner | 16 May, 2018, 10:33

One policeman was killed and 4 militants were shot dead in an attack on a police headquarters in Riau province of Indonesia on Wednesday, police said.

The attack is the latest in a spate of attacks in the country.

Indonesia National Police Chief Tito Karnavian told reporters Monday that officers were working on the assumption that the attacks followed a directive from ISIS central command to avenge the imprisonment of former leaders of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah, an Indonesian jihadi group that supports ISIS.

"Four of them got out of the auto and tried to fight a group of police with samurai swords", Nandan, who uses only one name, said in a live interview with local television station TV One.

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.

Tourists and Visitors should think twice before traveling to Indonesia, especially Bali as a wave of terror attacks have swept the country.

Indonesian media said one attacker may have had a bomb strapped to his body but police did not immediately confirm the reports.

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Police shot a militant and arrested at least 13 others in a series of raids following the Surabaya attack.

Last year, a suicide bombing at a bus station in Jakarta killed three police officers.

Local police initially said they had killed three people and wounded another.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for both attacks.

The church bombing family were in the same religious study group as the two other families linked to the attacks, police said.

Wasisto said the driver has been apprehended and was now being detained at Riau Police Precinct.