Another Terror Attack in Indonesia — Travel Warning

Another Terror Attack in Indonesia — Travel Warning

Indonesian authorities said today they shot and killed three "alleged terrorists" who staged an attack on a police headquarters that left one officer dead and several wounded, the local police chief said.

The individuals crashed a vehicle into the entrance of the Riau province police headquarters in Pekanbaru, on the island of Sumatra, and began attacking officers, National Police Spokesman Setyo Wasisto said.

The attack is the latest in a spate of attacks in the country.

The string of attacks comes as Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, welcomes the first day of Ramadan. "One of them is being checked by a bomb squad", he was quoted by Kompas TV as saying, referring to a suspected bomb strapped to the militant's body.

Wednesday's attack happened two days after a family of six suicide bombers, including teens and children, targeted three churches, killing at least 13 people and wounding 41 others in Surabaya, Indonesia's second largest city.

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The police earlier disclosed that 8 militants with a white minivan launched the attacks.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for both attacks.

This week's bloody violence is putting pressure on lawmakers to pass a stalled security law that would give police more power to take pre-emptive action against people suspected of planning terror attacks. A suicide bombing was also reported at the city's police headquarters on Monday when bike-borne attackers blew themselves up at the checkpoint to the precinct.

They are now pursuing a militant who had escaped.

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