Knife-Wielding Man Injures Four Church-Goers in Indonesia

Knife-Wielding Man Injures Four Church-Goers in Indonesia

Knife-Wielding Man Injures Four Church-Goers in Indonesia

A sword-wielding attacker slashed worshippers as they prayed at a church in Indonesia on Sunday, injuring five people, CNN Indonesia reported.

The attack occurred during the Sunday mass in St. Lidwina Bedhog Trihanggo church of Sleman district, a police official told Xinhua news agency.

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The incident sparked fears of a terrorist attack on the church, but police said investigations were ongoing, and they have not determined the reason for the attack. Witnesses and police said the injured included a police officer who tried to subdue the attacker and the 81-year-old priest Karl Edmund Prier, a longtime resident of Indonesia.

A congregation member Andhi Cahyo said that a few minutes after the mass started, another member ran into the church with a bleeding head, while the man holding the sword was chasing him.

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Police in the world's most populous Muslim nation in the world say they are stumped about a motive. Police opened fire on the attacker, who's been hospitalized, it said.

The man was now being treated at Bhayangkara hospital and could not questioned, Yulianto said. The police are now investigating the motives of the assailant, who is believed to be a university student.

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On Christmas Eve 2000 the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah group carried out coordinated bombings of churches in Jakarta and eight other cities which killed 18 people and injured scores of others.

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