Officer, four attackers dead in police station assault

Indonesia police shoot dead four men after attack on Riau HQ

Suddenly the militants exited the vehicle and immediately stage strikes with swords against policemen, provincial police spokesman Sunarto said.

Two officers were wounded in the attack, while another was killed after one of the perpetrators tried to escape and crashed into the officer, he said.

Several masked men attacked the Riau Police headquarters at around 9 a.m. on Wednesday with sharp weapons and firearms, killing one police officer and injuring another.

The spokesman said that a journalist who had been at the police station was also hurt after being hit by the vehicle.

The police said they are hunting for the militants escaping the compound. Wasisto did not comment on this.

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A footage showed that a man lying on the ground with a sword next to his body. "This is a great achievement for the Riau Police", National Police spokesman Insp.

Riau Police Chief Inspector General Nandan said a group of suspected militants crashed a auto into the gate of the headquarters around 9 a.m.

A number of terrorist attacks have occurred in Indonesia in recent days targeting churches and police stations.

The string of attacks comes as Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, welcomes the first day of Ramadan.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for both attacks.

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