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4 shot dead in attack on Indonesia police; officer killed

AP
Published : May 16, 2018, 11:19 am IST
Updated : May 16, 2018, 11:19 am IST

National police spokesman Setyo Wasisto says the men attacked officers Wednesday after driving a minivan into Riau province’s police HQ.

Suicide bombings Sunday and Monday in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, killed 26 people, including 13 attackers. (Photo: AP)
 Suicide bombings Sunday and Monday in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, killed 26 people, including 13 attackers. (Photo: AP)

Jakarta: Indonesian police have shot dead four sword-wielding men who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer, the latest in a spate of militant attacks across the Muslim-majority country.

National police spokesman Setyo Wasisto says the men attacked officers Wednesday after driving a minivan into Riau province’s police headquarters.

 

He says a fifth man, who drove the vehicle, was arrested. One officer, who was hit by the minivan, died and two were injured.

Read: 4 suicide bombers blow themselves up at Indonesian police HQ: official

Suicide bombings Sunday and Monday in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, killed 26 people, including 13 attackers. Two families carried out the attacks, using children as young as 7.

Tags: indonesia police, muslim majority country, suicide bombing, indonesia police headquarter attack, militant attacks
Location: Indonesia, Jakarta Raya, Jakarta