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Gunmen Kill 15 During Christian Service in Northern Nigeria

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in northern Nigeria attacked a university theater used for church services, killing at least 15 people. Security officials say the gunmen threw small explosives into the site at Bayero University in Kano, then fired on worshippers as they ran outside. One of at least 22 people wounded in the attack described the assault as […]

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Gunmen Kill 15 Killed During Christian Service in Northern Nigeria

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Attackers in northern Nigeria tossed homemade bombs during a Christian service Sunday and then opened fire as panicked worshippers tried to flee, killing at least 15 people. Security officials say the gunmen were riding motorcycles when they launched an assault at Bayero University in Kano. Authorities say the attackers fled before security officers arrived, prompting […]

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Grenade Attack at Kenya Church Kills 1

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police say it is “rather unlikely” a deadly grenade attack at a downtown Nairobi church is linked to the Islamist militant group al-Shabab. Officials say the attack on Sunday at God’s House of Miracles International Church killed one person and wounded 16 others. Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe told VOA the armed attacker walked into […]

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Witnesses: 15 Killed During Christian Service in Northern Nigeria

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in northern Nigeria say attackers tossed homemade bombs at worshippers during a Christian service and then opened fired as they tried to flee, killing at least 15 people. Security officials say the gunmen were riding motorcycles when they launched an assault at Bayero University in Kano, where the service was taking place on Sunday. […]

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Witness Say 15 Killed in Nigerian Church Attack

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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The group has said it wants to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria and does not recognize the government or the country’s constitution. Nigeria’s population of 150 million is about evenly divided between Muslims, who mostly live in the north, and Christians who dominate in the south. Hundreds of others died last year in […]

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Witness Say 15 Killed in Nigerian Church Attack

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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The group has said it wants to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria and does not recognize the government or the country’s constitution. Nigeria’s population of 150 million is about evenly divided between Muslims, who mostly live in the north, and Christians who dominate in the south. Hundreds of others died last year in […]

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Authorities Say Explosions and Gunfire Leaves Casualties On Nigerian University Campus

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Nigerian military spokesman says explosions and gunfire inside a University theatre used for Christian services in Kano, in northern Nigeria, has resulted in several casualties. The official said there are casualties but he did not immediately have a count of the injured or dead. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility, but the […]

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Grenade Attack at Church in Kenya Kills 1, Wounds 10

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police say a grenade attack at a Nairobi church Sunday killed one person and wounded at least 10 others, some seriously. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack at Gods House of Miracle International Church in Kenya’s capital. Police are investigating who is responsible. Sunday’s attack comes six days after […]

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US Soldier Charged with 17 Counts of Murder in Afghan Massacre

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Army soldier has been charged with 17 counts of murder in the massacre of Afghan civilians during a shooting spree in two villages in southern Kandahar province. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales was also charged with six counts of attempted murder for the March 11 rampage. Bales, an 11-year military veteran, is being held […]

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US Soldier Facing 17 Counts of Murder in Afghan Killings

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is expected to be formally charged Friday with 17 counts of murder in the massacre of Afghan civilians during a shooting spree in two villages in southern Kandahar province. Officials say he will also face six charges of attempted murder and six counts of assault in connection […]

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