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

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

Indonesian police fatally shot four suspected militants Wednesday when they attacked a police headquarters in Riau province.

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

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

"Three officers were injured and one later died in hospital", said local police chief Nandang, who goes by one name.

The Riau Police succeeded on Wednesday in stopping an attempted terrorist attack on their headquarters in Pekanbaru, the National Police have announced.

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

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for both attacks.

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.

This week's bloody violence is putting pressure on lawmakers to pass a stalled security law that would give police more power to take pre-emptive action against people suspected of planning terror attacks.

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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