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Sunday 20 April 2014

Bomber kills Mass-goers in north Nigeria

A suicide bomber has rammed an SUV loaded with explosives into a Catholic church holding Mass in northern Nigeria, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 100 others in an attack that sparked reprisal killings in the city, authorities said.

As rescuers tried to reach the wounded in the Malali neighbourhood of Kaduna, angry youths armed with machetes and clubs beat to death two Muslims passing by the still-smouldering ruins of St Rita's Catholic church.

The attack happened around 9am yesterday as the parish priest conducted Sunday worship.

Irish Independent

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