Riau police thwart attempt to conduct terror attack

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Three militants were killed and one injured when eight terrorists attacked a police headquarters in Indonesia's Riau province on Wednesday, police said.

The incident also left an officer dead and two others wounded.

The attack, claimed by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), follows a series of deadly suicide bombings that have hit the country in the recent days.

"This group has been loyal to the IS", he told a press conference at the national police headquarters.

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According to Riau police spokesman, Sunarto, the four suspects were later shot dead by police.

The attacks have put Indonesia on edge as the world's biggest Muslim majority country starts the holy fasting month of Ramadan from Thursday.

Police were looking for a sixth man suspected of being involved in the police station attack.

The men crashed their vehicle into a number of police officers, who were on guard at the entrance of the Police headquarters, reported Indonesian news agency Antara.

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Police in Indonesia have raided several houses and killed several people in a nationwide hunt for more possible bombers.

Later that day, an explosion killed a mother and her teenage daughter in a housing complex in a suburb of the city before the father of the family, spotted by police holding a detonator, was shot and killed.

The church and earlier police station attacks were likely motivated by the arrest of JAD leaders, authorities said.

A suicide bombing was also reported at the city's police headquarters on Monday when bike borne attackers blew themselves up at the check point to the precinct.

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"They had the same teacher and they regularly met for Quran recital every week", said East Java police chief Machfud Arifin.

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