Indonesia: Four men attack Sumatra police station with samurai sword
After church attack and suicide bombing on police headquarters, another attack was staged on Wednesday at a police headquarters in the eastern part of Sumatra Island Pekanbaru.
Four men ram a minivan inside the station and launched an attack on officers in the station with samurai swords before they were shot dead. One officer was killed in the assault and two others were wounded.
I'd thought my city is safe from terror. This happened just couple kilometres away from where I live. Pekanbaru. pic.twitter.com/SONReq8xte— kusumandaru (@aan__) May 16, 2018
The Muslim majority nation Indonesia is on high alert since Sunday after a wave of bombings in Surabaya city. It isn't clear until now if today's attack was linked to the earlier bombing.
#BREAKING: Suspected militants carrying swords and a bomb have attacked Riau Police Headquarter (Mapolda Riau) in Pekanbaru, Sumatra. Police shot dead three people while one police officer was killed. One of the dead was suspected to have a bomb strapped to their body. pic.twitter.com/FDerhsYtcD— Ericssen (@EricssenWen) May 16, 2018
A police spokesman Seyto Wasisto said during a news conference that car broke through into the Riau police headquarters, it was blocked by policemen,"Wasisto also added that four men got out from the car and attacked police.