Five killed in Indonesia police station attack

Riau police thwart attempt to conduct terror attack

Militant shot dead in attack on police HQ in Indonesia's Riau province

Four samurai sword-wielding men were shot dead by Indonesian police on Wednesday after they attacked a police headquarters on the island of Sumatra.

Dozens of suspects have been rounded up in raids since Sunday's attacks, while several militants, including the number two ranking leader of the Surabaya JAD chapter, had been shot and killed, police said. The fifth suspect who fled was was later arrested, he added.

Television images showed what was reportedly the bodies of four suspects lying on the ground. No group has yet taken responsibility for the attack.

It comes after a series of suicide attacks carried out by families that have shocked the country.

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A police officer was killed and one of the assailants arrested.

Although NII is separate from the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) group that was behind the bombings in Surabaya and Sidoarjo, Setyo said they were all part of the wider pro-Islamic State (IS) network in Indonesia.

Previously Police chief of Riau province Inspector General Nandang said that a total of eight militants with a white minivan staged the attacks.

Local police initially said they had killed three people and wounded another.

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Media were at the station to cover a press conference about a drug bust when the attack happened.

One policeman was reported killed and three people injured in the attack.

The attacks are the worst in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country since the bombing of tourist-packed restaurants in Bali in 2005.

In the ensuing chaos, at least two suspected terrorists, both wearing balaclavas, were spotted getting out of the auto wielding sharp weapons and attacking police officers.

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The church bombing family were in the same religious study group as the two other families linked to the attacks, police said.

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