1 dead, 3 injured in sword attack on Indonesian police headquarters

1 dead, 3 injured in sword attack on Indonesian police headquarters

The latest attack happens after a series of incidents in East Java - Surabaya Police headquarters bombing on Monday, three Surabaya church bombings on Sunday morning and an accidentally blast inside a low-priced apartment in Sidoarjo on Sunday night.

The men had driven their vehicle into the police yard before getting out to stage the attack, Setyo Wasisto, national police spokesman, told a briefing.

The spokesman said that a journalist who had been at the police station was also hurt after being hit by the auto.

Tourists and Visitors should think twice before traveling to Indonesia, especially Bali as a wave of terror attacks have swept the country. No group has yet taken responsibility for the attack.

The spate of attacks by militants left at least 28 people dead with dozens more injured. "Then four of the men got out from the auto and attacked police".

"When the auto broke through into the Riau police headquarters, it was blocked by policemen", national police spokesman Seyto Wasisto told a televised news conference.

According to The Jakarta Post, a white Toyota van drove up to the police station's gates at round 9am local time (12pm AEST).


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

"They were better organized.and suggest a higher level of capacity than what we have seen in recent years", said Sidney Jones, director of Jakarta-based Institute of Policy Analysis for Conflict.

"People wearing masks alighted from a van and stabbed a police officer nearby", Vladimir said, as quoted by tribunnews.com.

A police spokesman in Riau said they had not identified the perpetrators yet or determined their motive.

The radical group supports Islamic State, whose ambitions have been reined in after losing most of the land it once occupied in Iraq and Syria.

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.

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