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North Nigeria church blast kills at least 12

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 3 June 2012
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June 03, 2012

Witnesses and officials say an explosion has struck near a church in north Nigeria, killing at least 12.

Witnesses told that that the blast happened Sunday morning around a car near a Living Faith Evangelical Church in a neighborhood of Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi state.

A spokesman for Nigeria's Federal Emergency Management Agency confirmed the explosion, but gave no details.

The blast comes as Nigeria faces a growing wave of sectarian violence carried out by a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters

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