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5 killed in bombing of Catholic church in Nigeria

Catholic World News - July 28, 2014

At least five people were killed, and several others seriously injured, when a Catholic church was bombed in Kano, in northern Nigeria, on July 27.

The explosion at St. Charles church came shortly after the end of Sunday Mass. Police believe that the attack was the work of the Boko Haram terrorist group, which has been active in the area. Police in Kano foiled another attempted attack at another site in the city on the same day.

The bombing took place on the last day of Ramadan. Civic officials, fearful of more violence, cancelled celebrations for Eid al Fitr, the feast that traditionally ends the Islamic month of fasting.

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