Travel Warning: Another Terror Attack in Indonesia


Four men who attacked a police station with samurai swords in Indonesia have been shot dead, authorities say.

"Four masked men rushed out of the auto and attacked the officers using swords", national police spokesman Setyo Wasisto told reporters in Jakarta.

In addition to the two injured cops, one police officer killed after getting hit by suspected terrorists' vehicle, one journalist injured, four perpetrators killed while at least one is on the run.

Earlier, an internal police report said that one of the dead men had a suspected bomb strapped to his body.

Police spokesman Muhammad Iqbal said the militants fired rampant shots at the police building located on Sudirman street in Pekanbaru, the Riau provincial capital at 9 am Jakarta time (0200 GMT).

Tourists and Visitors should think twice before traveling to Indonesia, especially Bali as a wave of terror attacks have swept the country.

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.

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The report said that the men had driven their auto into the police yard before getting out to stage the attack.

Police have been frequent targets of mostly low-level attacks by local militants, including a 2017 suicide bombing at a bus station in Jakarta that killed three police officers.

Police in Indonesia have raided several houses and killed several people in a nationwide hunt for more possible bombers.

On Monday members of another family blew themselves up at a police station in Surabaya, wounding 10.

Following the 2002 Bali bombings, it had been widely praised for its sustained anti-terrorism crackdown.

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