3 dead, 1 injured in sword attack on Indonesia police headquarters

3 dead, 1 injured in sword attack on Indonesia police headquarters

The group slammed a minivan into a gate at the station in Riau on Sumatra island and then attacked officers with samurai swords, according to the country's national police.

In addition to the two injured cops, one police officer killed after getting hit by suspected terrorists' auto, one journalist injured, four perpetrators killed while at least one is on the run.

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

Media said one attacker may have had a bomb strapped to his body but police did not immediately confirm the reports. Another man was arrested and four others were suspected to have fled the scene, it said.

This was the second attack on a police premise in the country since Monday.

The report said that the men had driven their vehicle into the police yard before getting out to stage the attack.




Police in Indonesia have raided several houses and killed several people in a nationwide hunt for more possible bombers.

Indonesia's security forces have arrested hundreds of militants during a sustained crackdown that smashed some networks, and most recent attacks have been low-level and targeted domestic security forces.

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 police shot two of them, Doddy said.

Police blame a local IS-inspired group, Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), for the attacks in the city of Surabaya.

The church and earlier police station attacks were likely motivated by the arrest of JAD leaders, authorities said.

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