5 Injured As Attacker Slashes Worshipers In Indonesian Church

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

The victims included the pastor of the church, according to police officials. They said the congregation was praying when the attack happened at Santa Lidwina Church in the Yogyakarta province of Java.

Church security tried to prevent the attacker from entering the church, but he forced his way in, police officials told CNN Indonesia. Police opened fire on the attacker, who’s been hospitalized, it said.