Sword-wielding militants attack Indonesian police, killing one
16 May, 2018, 15:03 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
The men had driven their auto into the police yard before getting out to stage the attack, Setyo Wasisto, national police spokesman, told a briefing.
At least one journalist and two police officers were reportedly injured in the alleged attack.
The driver of the van then attempted to the flee the scene, hitting and killing one police officer, he added.
The attacks have put Indonesia on edge - and sparked a string of foreign government travel advisories - as the world's biggest Muslim-majority country starts the holy fasting month of Ramadan from Thursday.
Dozens of suspects have been rounded up in raids since Sunday's attacks, while several militants, including the number two ranking leader of the Surabaya JAD chapter, had been shot and killed, police said.
It is said to be the deadliest since the 2002 Bali attack.
The attack follows a prison riot in Jakarta, suicide bombings in three churches in Surabaya city, the provincial capital of East Java.
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Three suicide blasts were committed by one family - a husband, wife and four children - against three churches in the town. Another Facebook user then commented on her post with news about the bomb blast at the Santa Maria Church in Surabaya .
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