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Nigerian Military Raids Suspected Militant Hideout

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian forces have killed a suspected Islamist militant during an operation that targeted suspects believed to be linked to an attack on Christian worshippers Sunday. Officials say a military task force stormed a hideout early Tuesday in the northern city of Kano. Soldiers killed one suspect and arrested three women, while another suspect escaped. The […]

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Nigerian Military Raids Suspected Militant Hideout

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian military forces have raided a suspected militant hideout in an operation authorities said targeted suspects from a deadly attack Sunday. Officials say during the raid early Tuesday in the city of Kano soldiers killed one suspect and arrested three women, while another suspect escaped. The soldiers also found weapons and explosives. Sunday, gunmen killed […]

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Suicide Bombing Kills 11 in Nigeria

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in eastern Nigeria say a suicide bombing targeting a police official has killed 11 people. Officials say a bomber on motorbike rammed into a police convoy in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state. Another 20 people were injured in the blast, but the police official was not harmed. No one has claimed responsibility for […]

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Suicide Bombing Kills 5 in Eastern Nigeria

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in eastern Nigeria say a suicide bombing targeting a police official has killed at least five people. Officials said the explosion Monday in Jalingo, the capital of the largely peaceful Taraba state, was triggered near the state ministry of finance and police headquarters. The police official was not harmed. The attack comes a day […]

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Gunmen Kill 15 During Christian Service in Northern Nigeria

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 4:00 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 on Sunday, then fired on worshippers as they ran outside. A faculty member at the university, Dr. Nasir Fagge, told VOA the […]

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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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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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