Indonesia police shoot dead three men after attack on Riau HQ

Indonesia police shoot dead three men after attack on Riau HQ

Three militants were killed and one injured when eight terrorists attacked a police headquarters in Indonesia's Riau province on Wednesday, police said.

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

No group has taken responsibility so far.

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This was the second attack on a police premise in the country since Monday.

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Riau Police Chief Inspector General Nandan said a group of suspected militants crashed a vehicle into the gate of the headquarters around 9 a.m.

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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 the Islamic State group.

Police shot a militant and arrested at least 13 others in a series of raids following the Surabaya attack.

It is said to be the deadliest since the 2002 Bali attack.

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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.

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