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Boko Haram Claims Deadly Nigeria Church Attacks

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s militant Islamic sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for two church attacks on Sunday that killed 3 people and wounded 41. During a conference call hours after the attacks, a spokesman for Boko Haram told reporters the group was responsible. The first attack took place in the central city of Jos, where a suicide […]

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Two Nigerian Churches Attacked, 3 Dead

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities say gunmen and a suicide bomber targeted two Christian churches on Sunday, killing 3 people and wounding at least 41. The attacks took place in the country’s restive northeastern region and the so-called “middle-belt” in central Nigeria. The middle belt divides the country’s mostly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south. The first attack […]

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Attackers Target Two Churches in Nigeria

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say bombers and gunmen attacked two churches in Nigeria on Sunday, one in the northeastern region and the other in central Nigeria. There are reports of casualties at both sites, but it was not immediately clear how many people were killed or wounded. Witnesses say a bomb detonated outside a Christian church in city […]

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Suicide Car Bombing in Nigeria Kills at Least 6 People

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Nigeria say at least six people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the city of Maiduguri. Police say the bomber blew up his car outside their headquarters Friday. A policeman was among those killed and at least seven people were wounded. The incident comes one day after the U.S. embassy […]

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Suicide Blast in Northern Nigeria Kills 3

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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At least three people have died in a suicide blast in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a day after the U.S. Embassy urged Americans to leave the city due to ongoing violence. Police say the explosion went off outside their headquarters Friday. A policeman was among those killed and at least five people were wounded. […]

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US: 9 Americans Killed In Nigeria Plane Crash

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says nine Americans were on the Nigerian passenger plane that crashed Sunday as it approached the airport in Lagos, the nation’s largest city. State Department spokesman Mark Toner confirmed the number of Americans who were on the plane at a regular press briefing Tuesday. Most of the passengers were Nigerian but, in […]

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Nigerian Forces Say Shootout Kills 16 Militants

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian forces say they have killed 16 suspected Islamic militants in a shootout in the northeastern city of Maiduguri. The Nigerian Joint Task Force field commander, Colonel Victor Ebhaleme, said the fighting late Tuesday occurred around the densely populated Lawan Bukar and Shehuri areas of the city. He said Nigerian forces seized weapons and ammunition […]

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Nigerian Forces Say Shootout with Islamic Militia Kills 16

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian forces say explosions and a shootout with radical Islamic militia in the northeastern city of Maiduguri has left 16 suspected militants dead late Tuesday. The Nigerian Joint Task Force field commander, Colonel Victor Ebhaleme, said the violence occurred around densely populated Lawan Bukar and Shehuri areas of the city. He said Nigerian forces had […]

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Nigerian Airliner Grounded Following Crash

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The deadly crash of a Nigerian passenger plane is renewing concerns about aviation safety in the country and the rest of West Africa. Authorities say at least 157 people, including four on the ground, were killed when the Dana Airlines flight plowed into a Lagos residential neighborhood on Sunday. William Voss, the head of the […]

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Nigeria Plane Crash Toll Rises to 157

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities say the death toll from Sunday’s plane crash in Lagos is up to a least 157, after officials confirmed the deaths of at least four people on the ground. Workers have recovered at least 137 bodies from the crash site but torrential rain and strong winds slowed recovery efforts on Tuesday. The Dana […]

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