Riau Police HQ Attacked by Unidentified Men

Indonesian policemen examine a car used by attackers during an assault on a police headquarters on the island of Sumatra that left one officer dead and two wounded

Indonesian policemen examine a vehicle used by attackers outside the police headquarter in Pekanbaru, Riau.

Attack comes after multiple bombings in Surabaya in the past week.

The men had driven their auto into the police yard before getting out to stage the attack, Setyo Wasisto, national police spokesman, told a briefing.

Wasisto said the driver has been apprehended and was now being detained at Riau Police Precinct.

Two officers were wounded while another was killed after one of the perpetrators tried to escape and crashed into the officer, he said.

Media said one attacker may have had a bomb strapped to his body but police did not immediately confirm the reports.

We'll bring more updates for you from the Riau Provincial Police HQ attack as the story develops.

A police spokesman in Riau said they had not identified the perpetrators yet or determined their motive.

It was not clear if Wednesday's incident was linked to the earlier attacks which saw two families who knew each other and belonged to the same religious study group stage suicide bombings at churches and a police station in Surabaya, Indonesia's second biggest city.

In a message carried on its Amaq news agency, Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Surabaya.

"People should take care not to be in places where there might be terrorist attacks, to read the advice, to take notice of what local authorities say and to register (with DFAT via Smarttraveller) so the Australian missions overseas know they're in country".

Police suspected Sunday's attacks on the churches were carried out by a cell of the ISIL-inspired group Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD).

Indonesia is still reeling from the shock of a series of suicide bombings in recent days.

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