Nigeria: 38 dead in church attacks, bombings
December 27, 2010
Armed men attacked two Protestant churches in Nigeria on Christmas Eve, killing a pastor and setting fire to one of the churches. The churches were located in Maiduguri, a northeastern city that serves as the headquarters of the Islamist group Boko Haram.
In the central Nigerian city of Jos, four bombs exploded, two in a market filled with Christmas Eve shoppers, and one in a Christian area of the city.
At least 38 died in the church attacks and bombings.
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