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Terrorists launch random attacks

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana, Safrin La Batu and Rizal Harahap

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 17 2018   /  12:13 am

Another terror attack against the police despite intensified counterterrorism efforts begs the question: To what lengths will the terror group go to carry out itsmission?

In the latest in a string of terrorist attacks in East Java, the Riau Police headquarters in Pekanbaru was attacked by five men on Wednesday morning.

After crashing through the main gate in a white Toyota Avanza, four of the attackers, wielding samurai swords, attacked and wounded Comr. Faridz and Brig. Jon Hendrik. The attackers, identified as Mursalim, 42, Suwardi, 28, Adi Sufiyan, 26, and Daud, were shot dead by police officers.

The as-yet-unidentified fifth attacker, who was driving the car, crashed into several people in an attempt to flee the scene, killing traffic police officer Second Insp. Auzar and injuring two reporters.

The driver was later arrested and is being detained at the...