Man armed with suicide bomb and axe attacks church in Indonesia


A would-be suicide bomber has failed in an attempt to blow himself up during mass at a Catholic church in Indonesia, using an axe to assault a priest after his bomb did not detonate.

Police said the 18-year-old ran towards the altar of the packed church but the explosives in his backpack only burned, not fully exploding.

Attendants at the Roman Catholic St. Yoseph Church in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province, were able to the restrain the man. Continue reading.