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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 16:44
IS takes responsibility for samurai sword attack on Indonesian police station
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Four men who attacked a police station with samurai swords in Indonesia have been shot dead, authorities say.
 
The group began the assault by ramming a car into the police headquarters in the town of Pekanbaru in Riau province.
 
A police officer was killed and one of the assailants arrested. The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed the attack via its news outlet.
 
It comes after a series of suicide attacks carried out by families that have shocked the country.
 
Police blame a local IS-inspired group, Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), for the attacks in the city of Surabaya.
 
Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.
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