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1 dead, 3 injured in sword attack in Indonesia

1 dead, 3 injured in sword attack in Indonesia

The driver of the van then attempted to the flee the scene, hitting and killing one police officer, he added. "One of them is being checked by a bomb squad", he was quoted by Kompas TV as saying, referring to a suspected bomb strapped to the militant's body.

The attack comes days after a series of terrorist strikes in the country, including suicide bombings in three churches on Sunday in Surabaya city, the provincial capital of East Java and a suicide bombing at the police headquarters in the city, which left at least 25 people dead and dozens of others injured.

The Sunday attacks were followed by another suicide bombing involving a family, this time on a Surabaya police station.

No group has yet taken responsibility for Wednesday's attack.




It was not clear if Wednesday's incident was linked to the earlier attacks in Surabaya, Indonesia's second biggest city, which have been claimed by ISIS. A journalist who was at Riau police station at the moment of the incident was also injured as he was hit by a vehicle, according to Reuters.

Tourists and Visitors should think twice before traveling to Indonesia, especially Bali as a wave of terror attacks have swept the country.

"We are now checking the minivan and the body of the assailants", said Riau Police spokesman Adj. Sr.

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