Indonesia sees huge increase in terrorist attacks on police

Indonesian policemen secure the site outside the police headquarters in Pekanbaru, Riau following attacks on May 16, 2018.
Indonesian policemen secure the site outside the police headquarters in Pekanbaru, Riau following attacks on May 16, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA - Some 136 police officers were attacked by terrorists between 2010 and May 2018, compared to just 20 between 2000 and 2009, new government data shows.

The figures follow a rise in violent jihad, with the latest incidents including an attack on the East Java's Surabaya police headquarters on May 14 that severely injured at least two officers.

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