A priest and several churchgoers have been injured during a machete attack on a church in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta.

The attacker is handcuffed to a hospital bed

PHOTO: The suspected attacker was apprehended by authorities after the incident. 

A 22-year-old man armed with a sword or machete attacked members of the congregation at St Lidwina Church.

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The priest was struck in the back of the head and several others were injured before the man started hacking at a statue of Jesus and Mary.

A patrolling police officer ran into the church and tried to negotiate with the attacker.


Police said the attacker charged at the officer, who shot and injured him.