Riau Police Headquarters Attacked by Sword-Wielding Men

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Four samurai sword-wielding men were shot dead by Indonesian police on Wednesday after they attacked a police headquarters on the island of Sumatra.

One officer was killed by the speeding vehicle and two others were wounded in the incident, they added.

"I remind (you) that this is a success of the Riau Police in thwarting terror acts", Inspector General Setyo Wasisto, Polri spokesman, noted here, Wednesday.

Indonesia's elite anti-terrorist force Densus 88 has responded with a series of raids in which several suspected militants have been shot dead - including the deputy commander of the local chapter of extremist network Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (Jad), believed responsible for numerous attacks.

The attacks are the worst in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country since the bombing of tourist-packed restaurants in Bali in 2005.

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

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"Then four of the men got out from the auto and attacked police".

All six bombers were killed, including the mother who was Indonesia's first known female suicide bomber.

The next day, militants attacked Surabaya city police headquarters.

The attack comes after a wave of attacks on police in Java and the bombing of several Christian Churches. The key figure in the attacks was the head of the Surabaya cell of a network of Indonesian extremists who have aligned themselves with IS.

Police shot a militant and arrested at least 13 others in a series of raids following the Surabaya attack.

They followed a deadly prison riot staged by prisoners at a high-security jail near Jakarta last week.

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