A man armed with a sword has attacked a church congregation in Indonesia, injuring at least four people before being shot by police, Press TV reported.
The assault took place during the Sunday mass in Sleman district in the southern Indonesian province of Yogyakarta.
Among the four injured in the attack was a police officer who, as witnesses said, tried to subdue the assailant with the help of a priest.
“After the warning shot was fired, the attacked charged toward the officer with his sword. The officer then shot him below his stomach, but he managed to injure the cop before being subdued,” said Andhi Cahyo, a congregation member.
All victims were taken to hospital for treatment.
The motive behind the Sunday attack was not immediately clear; however, churches are regarded as a common target for extremist groups.