Indonesia: Four suspects shot dead in Riau police attack, one officer dies

PEKANBARU, Indonesia (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Four terror suspects were shot dead when trying to attack the Riau Police headquarters.

National Police spokesperson Insp. Gen. Setyo Wasisto said in a press conference on Wednesday that four suspects were shot dead after their attack at the Riau Police headquarters in Pekanbaru.

One officer, Second Insp. Auzar, died after the suspects' Toyota Avanza allegedly hit him in the attempt to flee the scene. The driver of the car was later arrested and detained at the Pekanbaru Police precinct, Setyo said.

Riau Police chief Insp. Gen. Nandang said in an interview with tvOne that four of the attackers wielded sharp swords. Two police officers, Comr. Faridz and Brig. Jon Hendrik, reportedly suffered slash wounds from a sword attack.

The Riau provincial administration is broadcasting live footage (https://streaming.riau.go.id) of the latest situation at the scene to show counterterrorism unit Densus 88 personnel safeguarding the area.

Several masked men attacked the Riau Police headquarters at around 9 a.m. on Wednesday with sharp weapons and firearms, killing one police officer and injuring another.

During the suspect's alleged attempt to flee the scene by car, two journalists were also hit, one from tvOne and another from MNCTV. The two journalists suffered injuries and are being treated at a police hospital.

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