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19 killed in latest attack on Christians in Nigeria

Catholic World News - August 07, 2012

Gunmen killed at least 19 people and left an unknown number wounded in an August 7 attack on a Christian church in central Nigeria. The armed assault on Deeper Life Bible Church in Okene came on Monday as members were gathered for a prayer service. At least three gunmen entered the church, turned off the lights to prevent easy escape, and sprayed the congregation with fire from automatic weapons. The initial death toll of 19 was likely to rise, as a number of people were gravely wounded. In the confusion following the attack police were uncertain about the exact number of victims.

The attack is believed to be the work of the Boko Haram terrorist group, which has made multiple violent assaults on Christian targets in the region.

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