25 Dec '11, 10pm

Bomb attacks on churches during Christmas services and a suicide blast in Nigeria kill at least 40 people

Bomb attacks on churches during Christmas services and a suicide blast in Nigeria kill at least 40 people

Bomb attacks on churches during Christmas services and a suicide blast in Nigeria killed at least 40 people amid spiralling violence claimed by Islamists. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MADALLA, Nigeria (AFP) - Bomb attacks on churches during Christmas services and a suicide blast in Nigeria killed at least 40 people amid spiralling violence claimed by Islamists. A purported spokesman for Islamist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a bombing of a church outside the capital Abuja and other violence which stoked fear and anger in Africa's most populous nation. Nigeria's national security adviser blamed Boko Haram for the horrific attacks that saw worshippers killed as they were leaving church and burnt inside their cars. Victims at the church outside the capital, where 35 were killed, ran toward a priest with dying pleas, including one man who was mortally wounded. The series of...

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