Indonesia police shoot man after 'sharp weapon' used in attack

Indonesian activists hold candles for the recent victims of terror attacks during a vigil in Jakarta

We can not guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. In the ensuing chaos, at least two suspected terrorists, both wearing balaclavas, were spotted getting out of the vehicle wielding sharp weapons and attacking police officers. "Suddenly people wearing masks got out and stabbed police officers at the scene", said Doddy Vladimir, Tribun Pekanbaru reporter.

Indonesian police shot dead three men on Wednesday after one attacked them with a samurai sword, wounding two officers, at Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru, Sumatra, an internal police report said. They are now pursuing a militant who had escaped.

Television images showed what was reportedly the bodies of four suspects lying on the ground. A suicide bombing was also reported at the city's police headquarters on Monday when bike borne attackers blew themselves up at the check point to the precinct.

Riau Provincial Police Spokesperson AKBP Sunarto said two police officers were injured.

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One of the dead men had a suspected bomb strapped to his body, the report said.

The string of attacks comes as Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, welcomes the first day of Ramadan.

After some major successes tackling Islamist militancy since 2001, Indonesia has seen a resurgence in recent years, including in January 2016 when four suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a shopping area in the capital, Jakarta.

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