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Officer, 4 attackers wielding samurai swords dead in Indonesia police station assault

Officer, 4 attackers wielding samurai swords dead in Indonesia police station assault

The individuals crashed a vehicle into the entrance of the Riau province police headquarters in Pekanbaru, on the island of Sumatra, and began attacking officers, National Police Spokesman Setyo Wasisto said.

The driver managed to flee the scene and escape on foot into nearby residential buildings, though police say they have captured one assailant alive.

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

Television images showed what was reportedly the bodies of four suspects lying on the ground. One policeman was reported killed and three people injured in the attack.

The latest attack happens after a series of incidents in East Java - Surabaya Police headquarters bombing on Monday, three Surabaya church bombings on Sunday morning and an accidentally blast inside a low-priced apartment in Sidoarjo on Sunday night.

No group has taken responsibility so far.

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State news agency Antara said two journalists who had been at the police headquarters were also hurt in the attack.

The police said they are hunting for the militants escaping the compound.

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

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

Indonesia's elite anti-terror force Densus 88 has responded with a series of raids in which several suspected militants have been shot dead - including the second-ranking member of the local chapter of extremist network Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), believed responsible for the attacks.