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Indonesia: Four men attack Sumatra police station with samurai sword

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 May 2018, 15:29 IST

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.

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.

 

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.

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First published: 16 May 2018, 15:25 IST
 
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