Five dead in attack on Indonesian police headquarters

  • Five dead in attack on Indonesian police headquarters

Five dead in attack on Indonesian police headquarters

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Five people died in the attack, including the four suspected militants and a police officer who was hit by the vehicle. "People wearing masks alighted from a van and stabbed a police officer nearby", Doddy said as quoted by tribunnews.com. A suicide bombing was also reported at the city's police headquarters on Monday when bike borne attackers blew themselves up at the check point to the precinct. They are now pursuing a militant who had escaped.

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. Wasisto did not comment on this.

TV footage showed one man lying on the ground with a long sword next to his body.

The police shot two of them, Doddy said.

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.

A number of terrorist attacks have occurred in Indonesia in recent days targeting churches and police stations.

It was not clear if Wednesday's incident was linked to the earlier attacks in Surabaya, Indonesia's second biggest city, which have been claimed by the Islamic State group.