Sunday, October 28, 2012

Another church bombed, in Nigeria

By Godwin Attah and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press / October 28, 2012
Another church bombed, sending tremors along Nigeria's religious dividing line

A suicide bomber rammed an SUV loaded with explosives into a Catholic church holding Mass on Sunday in northern Nigeria, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 100 others.


By Garba Mohammed and Isaac Abrak
KADUNA, Nigeria | Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:12pm EDT
St. Rita's Catholic Church in Kaduna, Nigeria, was the target of a suicide bombing on Sunday that further inflamed sectarian tension in the African nation.
As rescuers tried to reach the wounded in the Malali neighborhood of Kaduna, angry youths armed with machetes and clubs beat to death two Muslims passing by the still-smoldering ruins of St. Rita's Catholic church. An Associated Press reporter saw the men's corpses outside the worship hall, as police and soldiers ordered those in the neighborhood of Christians and Muslims to go home before more violence broke out.

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