Travel Warning: Another Terror Attack in Indonesia

Travel Warning: Another Terror Attack in Indonesia

Travel Warning: Another Terror Attack in Indonesia

The individuals crashed a vehicle into the entrance of the Riau province police headquarters in Pekanbaru, on the island of Sumatra, and began attacking officers, National Police Spokesman Setyo Wasisto said.

Four attackers wielding samurai swords targeted a police station in western Indonesia on Wednesday morning, killing at least one officer, police said.

The fifth suspect was later arrested, he added.

Indonesian media said one attacker may have had a bomb strapped to his body but police did not immediately confirm the reports.

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Television images showed what was reportedly the bodies of four suspects lying on the ground.

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

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

Just two days ago, on Monday, 10 people were injured in a suicide bombing as two motorcycles drove into a checkpoint at a police station in the Indonesian port city of Surabaya.

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The police said they are hunting for the militants escaping the compound.

The attack took place around 9 a.m., when officers were preparing to hold a press conference about an earlier drug raid in the city.

The National Police's elite antiterrorism squad, Detachment 88, has captured several suspected terrorists in East Java, North Sumatra and South Sumatra following the incidents in Surabaya and Sidoarjo. At least 26 people died in a series of terror attacks in Surabaya on Sunday and Monday, including 13 militants and their children.

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