May 16, 2018 / 8:50 AM / 5 days ago

Islamic State claims attack on Indonesian policeman in Riau: Amaq

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on Wednesday in Sumatra, Indonesia that killed one policeman and wounded two, the group’s Amaq news agency said.

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH A general view of the scene following an attack at the entrance of a police station in Pekanbaru, Indonesia May 16, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/ Rony Muharrman/ via REUTERS

It offered no evidence in support of the claim.

Indonesian police shot dead four of the assailants after they used samurai swords to attack the officers, a police spokesman said.

Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Eric Knecht; editing by John Stonestreet

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