Officer, 3 attackers dead in Indonesia police station assault

JAKARTA: Indonesian police shot dead three men on Wednesday (May 16) after one attacked them with a samurai sword, wounding two officers, at Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru, Sumatra, an internal police report said.

A policeman was also killed in the attack. 

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One of the dead men had a suspected bomb strapped to his body, the report said. Another man was arrested and four others were suspected to have fled the scene, it said.

The report said that the men had driven their car into the police yard before getting out to stage the attack.

State news agency Antara said two journalists who had been at the police headquarters were also hurt in the attack.

TV footage showed one man lying on the ground with a long sword next to his body.

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The group slammed a minivan into a gate and then attacked officers with swords.

“Three officers were injured and one later died in hospital,” said local police chief Nandang.


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