Sword-Wielding Men Storm Indonesia Police HQ

Officers shot, killed 4 after latest militant attack
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 16, 2018 12:33 AM CDT
An officer inspects a minivan used in the attack at the regional police headquarters in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, on Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Akbari)
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(Newser) – Indonesian police have shot dead four sword-wielding men who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer in the latest in a spate of militant attacks across the Muslim-majority country. National police spokesman Setyo Wasisto says the men attacked officers Wednesday after driving a minivan into Riau province's police headquarters, the AP reports. He says a fifth man, who drove the vehicle, was arrested. One officer, who was hit by the minivan, died and two were injured. Suicide bombings Sunday and Monday in Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, killed 26 people, including 13 attackers. Two families carried out the attacks, using children as young as 7. (Read more Indonesia stories.)

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