Five Killed in Attack on Riau Police HQ

Indonesia police shoot dead four men after attack on Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru

One policeman was killed and 4 militants were shot dead in an attack on a police headquarters in Riau province of Indonesia on Wednesday, police said.

"Four of them got out of the auto and tried to fight a group of police with samurai swords", Nandan, who uses only one name, said in a live interview with local television station TV One.

The fifth suspect was later arrested, he added.

One of the dead men had a suspected bomb strapped to his body, the report said.

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

Five people died in the attack, including the four suspected militants and a police officer who was hit by the auto.

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The latest incident comes after an attack on the Surabaya Police headquarters in East Java on Monday morning and three church bombings in the city on Sunday.

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

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.

Indonesia - which is set to host the Asian Games in just three months and an IMF-World Bank meeting in Bali in October - has long struggled with Islamist militancy, including the 2002 Bali bombings that killed over 200 people in the country's worst-ever terror attack.

State news wires Antara said that two journalists who were at the headquarters were also wounded.

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