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four shot lifeless in assault on Indonesia police; officer killed

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police on Wednesday shot lifeless 4 sword-wielding males who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer, the most recent in a spate of militant assaults throughout the Muslim-majority nation.

Nationwide police spokesman Setyo Wasisto stated the lads attacked officers after driving a minivan into Riau province’s police headquarters.

He stated a fifth man, who drove the car, was arrested making an attempt to flee. One officer, who was hit by the minivan, died and two have been injured.

“When the car broke through into the Riau police headquarters, it was blocked by policemen,” Wasisto advised a televised information convention. “Then four of the men got out from the car and attacked police.”

Suicide bombings Sunday and Monday in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest metropolis, killed 26 folks, together with 13 attackers. Two households carried out the assaults, utilizing youngsters as younger as 7.

The Islamic State group claimed duty for the Surabaya assaults. The important thing determine within the assaults was the pinnacle of the Surabaya cell of a community of Indonesian extremists who’ve aligned themselves with IS.

Riau police stated they have been searching for a sixth man they consider was linked to Wednesday’s police station assault.

Wasisto recognized the group as “members of an IS-affiliated group of NII.” He was referring to Negara Islam Indonesia, also called Darul Islam, an Islamic group that goals to ascertain an Islamic state in Indonesia.

Earlier this month, six officers at a high-security detention middle on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, have been killed by Islamic militant inmates who took management of a part of the jail and held hostages till being overwhelmed by police.

The flurry of assaults, and the tactic of utilizing youngsters as suicide bombers, has shocked Indonesians, who worry that IS has impressed a brand new wave of violent extremism within the nation of greater than 260 million.

Indonesia’s deadliest terror assault was in 2002 on the vacationer island of Bali when nightclub bombings killed 202 folks, largely foreigners.

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