Nigeria: an attack on the church, Christians bloody revenge

Nigeria: an attack on the church, Christians bloody revenge

Jos : Nigeria | Mar 11, 2012 at 8:43 AM PDT
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Jos is in the so-called middle-belt region between the predominantly Muslim north and the mainly Christian south

In the city of Jos, in Nigeria, in a bomb attack on a Catholic church killing three people, Christian youth retaliatory actions killed at least 10 people - Reuters reported, citing local authorities.

Attack on Islamic militants has made the church - said the representative of the medical services Dakwat Sati.

According to the AP, with a strong explosion in car bombers, killed at the church of St. Finbar at least ten people. AP reports that the car has stopped at the entrance to the church by the security staff, but the sound explosion damaged the building.

AFP says the three victims of the explosion. It is this same as gives Reuters, but there also notes, that the national coordinator of the agency for emergency Aliju Hasan Ali is still no way to verify whether there were more victims.

No group claimed responsibility for organizing a coup. AP notes that for many such attacks corresponded to a radical Islamist faction Boko Haram, which organizes the terrorist attacks perpetrated against Christians and representatives of government and security forces.

Jos, Plateau situated in the province, is the backdrop for a decade of uncertainty and sporadic violence between Christians and Muslims - writes Reuters.

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People stand by a damaged vehicle at a church, the site of a bomb blast, in Nigeria's central city of Jos
People stand by a damaged vehicle at a church, the site of a bomb blast, in Nigeria's central city of Jos
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