Associated Press – February 11, 2018
SLEMAN, Indonesia – Police in Indonesia shot a sword-wielding man who attacked a church congregation during Sunday Mass, injuring four people, including a German priest.
The reason for the attack Sunday morning in Sleman district in Yogyakarta province was not immediately clear. The 22-year-old attacker decapitated statues of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary during the incident, photos showed.
Churches are a common target for Islamic militants in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
Local police detective Fendi Timur said counterterrorism police would be involved in the investigation.