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Christian, Muslim Clashes in Nigeria Leave 3 Dead

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Fresh sectarian violence has flared in two northern Nigerian cities, after church bombings and rioting killed at least 50 people on Sunday. Police told VOA Tuesday that at least three security officers were killed after gunfire erupted in the city of Damaturu. Some residents blamed the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility […]

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Death Toll Rises to 50 In Nigeria Violence

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in northern Nigeria now say about 50 people were killed Sunday in the bombing of three Christian churches and subsequent rioting in Kaduna state. The suicide bombings in the cities of Zaria and Kaduna killed at least 21 people. Christian youths later took the streets in Kaduna, setting fire to mosques and shops and […]

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Death Toll Rises to 50 In Nigeria Violence

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northern Nigeria now say about 50 people were killed Sunday in the bombing of three Christian churches and subsequent rioting in Kaduna state. The suicide bombings in the cities of Zaria and Kaduna killed at least 21 people. Christian youths later took the streets in Kaduna, setting fire to mosques and shops and […]

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Boko Haram Claims Nigeria Church Bombings

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Islamist militant group known as Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for deadly attacks on Christian churches in northern Nigeria Sunday. The claim came in the form of an e-mail sent to journalists from the group’s purported spokesman, Abul Qaqa. It said the group carried out the bombings because Christians have enjoyed government support while, […]

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21 Killed in Nigeria Church Blasts

Posted June 17th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Blasts have rocked three churches in northern Nigeria, killing 21 and injuring at least 100. The blasts took place Kaduna state, which divides the predominantly Muslim north and Christian-dominated south. Two blasts hit churches in the city of Zaria, according to local officials. A third explosion took place at a church in Kaduna city. A […]

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2 Killed in Nigeria Church Blasts

Posted June 17th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Blasts have rocked three churches in northern Nigeria, killing 12 and wounding dozens. The blasts took place Kaduna state, which divides the predominantly Muslim north and Christian-dominated south. Two blasts hit churches in the city of Zaria, according to local officials. A third explosion took place at a church in Kaduna city. A witness told […]

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2 Killed in Nigeria Church Blasts

Posted June 17th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Blasts have rocked three churches in northern Nigeria, killing two people in attacks similar to ones carried out by the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram. Authorities say the blasts happened on Sunday in Kaduna state, which divides Nigeria’s mostly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south. Two blasts hit churches in the city of Zaria, according […]

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Blasts Rock 3 Churches in Northern Nigeria

Posted June 17th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Explosions have rocked three churches in northern Nigeria, where the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for similar attacks. Authorities say all three blasts happened on Sunday in Kaduna state, which divides Nigeria’s mostly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south. Two blasts hit churches in the city of Zaria, according to local officials. […]

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Blasts Rock 3 Churches in Northern Nigeria

Posted June 17th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Explosions have rocked three churches in northern Nigeria, where the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for similar attacks. Authorities say all three blasts happened on Sunday in Kaduna state, which divides Nigeria’s mostly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south. Two blasts hit churches in the city of Zaria, according to local officials. […]

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Explosions Strike Two Nigerian Chuches

Posted June 17th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police and emergency officials in Nigeria say explosions have struck two churches in the northern part of the African country. What appear to be militant attacks occurred in different sections of the city of Zaria. There are no immediate reports of casualties. Authorities have not publicly said who might be responsible, but the militant group […]

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