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KNIFE-WIELDING ATTACKER WOUNDS FOUR CHURCHGOERS IN INDONESIA

A knife-wielding attacker wounded four churchgoers in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta on Sunday before being shot and wounded by police who said they could not immediately confirm whether it was a terrorism-related incident. A video from tribunnews.com shows the young man, who is believed to be a university student, attack churchgoers in front of the west door before entering the church. The Wahid Institute recorded 190 violations against freedom of religion and faith in 2015, a 23 percent increase from 154 cases in 2014. Yogyakarta ranked fourth in the list of provinces with the highest number of religious freedom violations, after West Java, Aceh and Jakarta.

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