Suspected 'terror' attack at Indonesian church … SKCN11303Y

Indonesian police were investigating a suspected terror attack by a knife-wielding assailant on a priest during the Sunday service at a church, and a bomb squad had been deployed to determine whether the attacker's backpack contained explosives.

There were no serious casualties, though the priest and his attacker suffered minor injuries, according to police in Medan city, northern Sumatra.

"A terrorism act was carried out on Sunday morning at the Saint Joseph catholic church," said Rina Sari Ginting, spokeswoman for Medan police in a statement. "Police are interrogating the perpetrator... and will search his house for any bomb-making materials."

Whilst not a very well executed attack, this attempt at a church is a possible terrorist inspired thing.

We will know more as the story develops, but it can serve as a reminder there are a few nutters out there and we should all keep our eyes open.

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