Indonesia police shoot dead four men after attack on Riau HQ

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The perpetrators in the sword attack on the police headquarters of Indonesia's Riau province on Wednesday have links with the Islamic State (IS), a police officer said.

"The one who escaped has been captured and secured at Pekanbaru police station", Mr Wasisto said.

The attack left one police officer dead and two others injured. The alleged driver fled but was later arrested by the Riau Police. Police found the van not far from the location of the attack and searched it for possible explosive materials. "Suddenly people wearing masks got out and stabbed police officers at the scene", said Doddy Vladimir, Tribun Pekanbaru reporter.

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The attacks are the worst in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country since the bombing of tourist-packed restaurants in Bali in 2005.

He said the men had driven their vehicle into the police yard before getting out to stage the attack.

On Monday, a suicide bomb attack outside a police building, carried out by one family and claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, killed at least 10 people.

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But on Sunday, a family of six - including girls aged nine and 12 - staged suicide bombings at three churches during morning services in Surabaya, killing 13.

The militants also rampantly shot at the headquarters, according to national police spokesman Senior Commissioner Muhammad Iqbal.

The coordinated church attack was a sign local extremist groups were becoming more proficient, and stirs concerns about an uptick in extremism as hundreds of Indonesians who flocked to fight alongside Islamic State in the Middle East return home.

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It was not clear if Wednesday's attack was linked to the earlier incidents.