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Indonesia violence: Samurai sword-armed men target police station

Indonesia violence: Samurai sword-armed men target police station

Four men who attacked a police station with samurai swords in Indonesia have been shot dead, authorities say.
The group began the assault by ramming a car into the police headquarters in the town of Pekanbaru in Riau province.
A police officer was killed and one of the assailants arrested. The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed the attack via its news outlet.
It comes after a series of suicide attacks carried out by families that have shocked the country.
Police blame a local IS-inspired group, Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), for the attacks in the city of Surabaya.
Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.
Following the 2002 Bali bombings, it had been widely praised for its sustained anti-terrorism crackdown.