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Suicide bomber kills 15

At least 15 people have been killed and dozens more were injured after a suicide bomber drove a car into a church compound in northern Nigeria before detonating explosives.

The bomber targeted worshippers leaving a morning service at the Living Faith church, in a neighbourhood near the airport in Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi state.

The blast caught many people outside the church without any cover to protect themselves, causing heavy casualties, witnesses said.

At least 15 people died in the blast, not counting the bomber, the Nigerian Red Cross said, while more than 30 people suffered injuries.

Bauchi state police commissioner Mohammed Ladan said security personnel stationed near the church compound stopped the car from getting any closer to worshippers than it did.