Sword-wielding men attack Sumatra police station

Sword-wielding men attack Sumatra police station

Sword-wielding men attack Sumatra police station

Four samurai sword-wielding men were shot dead by Indonesian police on Wednesday after they attacked a police headquarters on the island of Sumatra.

The group began the assault by ramming a vehicle into the police headquarters in the town of Pekanbaru in Riau province.

The incidents were followed by a series of gunfight between the police and terrorists in the province and North Sumatra province that killed three militants, according to the police. The attack left one police officer dead and two others injured. The militants then unexpectedly exited the minivan and staged strikes with swords against policemen at the spot, spokesman of provincial police Sunarto said. Police found the van not far from the location of the attack and searched it for possible explosive materials.

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According to reports from journalists at the scene, who were covering another story right before the attack, a white Toyota Avanza smashed into the outer fence of the police headquarters.

In a message carried on its Amaq news agency, Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Surabaya.

During the assault, the militants also wounded two police officers and hurt two journalists, according to him.

While the police managed to shoot four of the attackers, the remaining five escaped said the police chief of Riau.

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

Earlier, an internal police report said one of the dead men had a suspected bomb strapped to his body.

The families have been linked to the local chapter of Indonesian extremist network Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), which police said was behind the attacks.

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