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Gunmen, suicide bomber attack Nigerian churches

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 10 June 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Gunmen, suicide bomber attack Nigerian churches, 10 June 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4fdb2f59c.html [accessed 16 April 2014]
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June 10, 2012

Reports say militants have attacked two churches in northern and central Nigeria, killing and wounding a number of worshipers.

In Biu in Borno state, five gunmen opened fire, reportedly killing one woman and injuring three other people.

In the central city of Jos, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a church, injuring several people.

There was no immediate word on casualties and no claim of responsibility.

But attacking churches has become a tactic of Islamist group Boko Haram, which is fighting to reinstate an ancient caliphate in northern Nigeria.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, BBC, dpa

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