Islamic State claims attack on Indonesian policeman in Riau: Amaq

16 May, 2018, 14:03 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Suicide bombings Sunday and Monday in Surabaya Indonesia‚Äôs second-largest city killed 26 people including 13 attackers

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

The men had driven their vehicle into the police yard before getting out to stage the attack, Setyo Wasisto, national police spokesman, told a briefing.

The suicide bombings, involving families with young children, and an explosion at an apartment where militants were suspected to have been constructing bombs have left around 30 people dead, including 13 suspected perpetrators, police said.

According to reports from journalists at the scene, who were covering another story right before the attack, a white Toyota Avanza smashed into the outer fence of the police headquarters.

The attack comes after a series of suicide bombings by Islamist militants targeting churches and a police building in Indonesia's second-biggest of city of Surabaya over the past few days. "We encourage people to take responsibility for their own safety".

All six bombers were killed, including the mother who was Indonesia's first known female suicide bomber.

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Members of the police's bomb squad have been deployed at the scene.

The coordinated church attack was a sign local extremist groups were becoming more proficient, and stirs concerns about an uptick in extremism as hundreds of Indonesians who flocked to fight alongside Islamic State in the Middle East return home.

Tribunnews.com reported a TV journalist, not yet identified at the time of writing, suffered some wounds because he was near the fences for a news release on drugs at the police headquarters.

It was not clear if Wednesday's attack was linked to the earlier incidents.

The radical group supports Islamic State, whose ambitions have been curbed after losing most of the land it once occupied in Iraq and Syria.

They followed a deadly prison riot staged by Islamist prisoners at a high-security jail near Jakarta last week.

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