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. PHOTO: AFP
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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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