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Suicide bomber hits church in Nigeria

Catholic World News - June 04, 2012

At least 9 people were killed, and 35 seriously injured, in a suicide bombing at a Christian church in northern Nigeria on Sunday, June 3.

The suicide bomber drove his vehicle, packed with explosives, into a security checkpoint that had been set up by police near the church in Bauchi. Although the vehicle was stopped short of the church itself, the explosion caused the building to collapse, and worshippers who rushed out were caught in a fire started by the bomb.

The police security arrangements had been set up because of attacks in the region by Boko Haram terrorists. Although no group claimed credit for the latest explosion, authorities suspect that Boko Haram was again responsible for an attack on a Christian target.

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