Indonesia police shoot dead three men after attack on Riau HQ

Indonesian activists hold candles for the recent victims of terror attacks during a vigil in Jakarta

"Four of them got out of the vehicle and tried to fight a group of police with samurai swords", Nandan, who uses only one name, said in a live interview with local television station TV One.

Indonesian police fatally shot four suspected militants Wednesday when they attacked a police headquarters in Riau province.

The fifth suspect was later arrested, he added.

TV footage showed one man lying on the ground with a long sword next to his body.

"Four suspects were killed by police personnel during the attack".

Earlier, an internal police report said that one of the dead men had a suspected bomb strapped to his body.

But the attack comes after a series of suicide bombings by Islamist militants targeting churches and a police building in Indonesia's second-biggest of city of Surabaya over the past few days.

Indonesian activists hold candles for the recent victims of terror attacks, during a vigil in Jakarta.

A day later, a family of five carried out a suicide bombing attack on a police headquarters in Surabaya that left 10 people wounded, including four policemen and six civilians.

The report said that the men had driven their auto into the police yard before getting out to stage the attack.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for both attacks.

The church bombing family - whose father was named a local JAD leader - and two other families linked to this week's attacks knew each other and were part of the same Koran study group, police said.

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