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Failed bomb attacks against churches in Nigeria

March 23, 2011

Two bomb attacks against Protestant churches in the central Nigerian region of Jos have failed. One bomb exploded prematurely, killing the three attackers; the other failed to detonate.

The attacks came a month before the nation’s presidential election. Following the failed church attacks, supporters of General Muhammadu Buhari, a presidential candidate and former military ruler of Nigeria, attacked non-Muslims in the streets of Jos.


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