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Indonesian police kill four swords terrorists after the IS-inspired attack



Four men carrying samurai swords were killed by Indonesian police on Wednesday after they launched an IS attack on a Sumatra police station that killed an officer.

The four swordsmen and their driver rammed Minivan into a gate at the police headquarters of Riau in Pekanbaru to carry out the latest militant attacks in the country of the Muslim majority.

"When the car broke into the Riau police headquarters, it was blocked by police," police spokesman Setyo Wasisto told reporters.

"Then four of the men got out of the car and attacked the police with long swords," he added. Two officers suffered cuts during the rampage.

During his escape attempt, the driver fatally beat a policeman and injured a journalist who had reported a story in the provincial station.

"The one who escaped was captured and secured at the Pekanbaru Police Station," Wasisto said.

ISIS took responsibility for the attack in a statement by the terrorist group's Aamaq news agency.

At least four of the men were members of the ISIS network in Indonesia who had previously attempted to help terrorist inmates who rioted last week at mobile brigade headquarters, police said.

"They all delivered [ISIS leader] Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's allegiance," said Wasisto, the Jakarta Post reported [1

96592002] "They belonged to the network of the Islamic State of Indonesia (NII) in Riau, which is part of the ISIS network in Indonesia is, "he said regarding Negara Islam Indonesia, also known as Darul Islam, a group that has set itself the goal of making Lish an Islamic state in Indonesia.

Local media reported that one of the dead assailants may have had a bomb strapped to his body, but Wasisto did not comment on the reports.

Police Search for a Sixth Suspect

Wednesday saw an incident after two families, including seven-year-olds, committed suicide bombings on Sunday and Monday in Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city – 26 people died, including 13 attackers. [19659002] ISIS also took responsibility for these attacks.

Although NII is separated from Jemah Ansharut Daulah's group after the recent bombings, Wasisto said they are all part of the wider pro-ISIS network in Indonesia, according to Jakarta Post.

Earlier this month, six officials in a high-security prison on the outskirts of Jakarta were killed by militant Islamic inmates who took hostages until they were overpowered by the police.

The week's final attacks were the worst in Indonesia – starting Thursday's holy month of fasting Ramadan – since the Bali bombings in 2005, which cost 20 lives.

The country will be open from 18 to 2 September, as well as an IMF World Bank meeting in Bali in October.

With post wires


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