4 sword-wielding terrorists killed in Indonesia after ISIS attack

Anti-terror police officers stand guard at a police hospital in Surabaya East Java Indonesia 15 May 2018. EPA-EFE

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

Four of the men involved in the attack on the Riau Police headquarters in Pekanbaru on Wednesday had previously tried to help terror detainees who were rioting at the Mobile Brigade headquarters (Mako Brimob) last week, police said.

One policeman was reported killed and three people injured in the attack. One officer, who was hit by the minivan, died and two were injured.

It was not clear if Wednesday's incident was linked to the earlier attacks which saw two families who knew each other and belonged to the same religious study group stage suicide bombings at churches and a police station in Surabaya, Indonesia's second biggest city.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Surabaya attacks in statements carried by its Aamaq news agency. "Then four of the men got out from the vehicle and attacked police".

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

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

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).

The attackers had used two motorcycles with explosive bombs.

Then on Monday in Surabaya, a family of five targeted a police station - four of them were killed but an eight-year-old girl survived.

Police have said the church and earlier police station attacks were motivated by the arrest of JAD leaders, including jailed radical Aman Abdurrahman.

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