Multiple Deaths in Riau Police Station Attack

Militant shot dead in attack on police HQ in Indonesia's Riau province

Indonesian police shot dead three men on Wednesday after one attacked them with a samurai sword, wounding two officers, at Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru, Sumatra, an internal police report said.

Indonesia is on high alert after a wave of recent bombings in the country's second-largest city, Surabaya.

One officer was killed by the speeding vehicle and two others were wounded in the incident, they added. "People wearing masks alighted from a van and stabbed a police officer nearby", Doddy said as quoted by tribunnews.com.

Following the 2002 Bali bombings, it had been widely praised for its sustained anti-terrorism crackdown.

The bombing followed separate attacks on three churches, also carried out by one family, in the same city.

All six bombers were killed, including the mother who was Indonesia's first known female suicide bomber.

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On Monday, a family of five, including an eight-year-old child, mounted a suicide bombing at the Surabaya police headquarters, injuring 10 people.

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.

Dozens of suspects have been rounded up in raids since Sunday's attacks, while several militants, including the number two ranking leader of the Surabaya JAD chapter, had been shot and killed, police said.

"They had the same teacher and they regularly met for Koran recital every week", said East Java police chief Machfud Arifin.

A police officer was killed and one of the assailants arrested.

Police suspect they were carried out by a cell of the Islamic State-inspired group Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), an umbrella organization on a U.S. State Department terrorist list that is reckoned to have drawn hundreds of Indonesian sympathizers of Islamic State.

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