The following content is sourced from external partners. In the ensuing chaos, at least two suspected terrorists, both wearing balaclavas, were spotted getting out of the auto wielding sharp weapons and attacking police officers.
The spokesman said that a journalist who had been at the police station was also hurt after being hit by the vehicle. "People wearing masks alighted from a van and stabbed a police officer nearby", Doddy said as quoted by tribunnews.com.
"The one who escaped has been captured and secured at Pekanbaru police station", Wasisto said.
"Four of them got out of the auto 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.More news: Georgia Tech Golf shoots five under on Day 2 of NCAA Regional
TV footage showed one man lying on the ground with a long sword next to his body.
A police spokesman in Riau said they had not identified the perpetrators yet or determined their motive.
One of the dead men had a suspected bomb strapped to his body, the report said.
The attack comes days after a series of terrorist strikes in the country, including suicide bombings in three churches on Sunday in Surabaya city, the provincial capital of East Java and a suicide bombing at the police headquarters in the city, which left at least 25 people dead and dozens of others injured.More news: Celtics blow out the Cavs in game 1
Authorities in Indonesia say a police outpost on Sumatra Island was attacked Wednesday.
It was not clear if Wednesday's incident was linked to the earlier attacks in Surabaya, Indonesia's second biggest city, which have been claimed by the Islamic State group.
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