12 dead in Nigeria church blasts17/06/2012 - 15:42:00
At least 12 people were killed and 80 wounded in bomb attacks on three churches in Nigeria today.
Red Cross official Andronicus Adeyemo said 10 people were killed and at least 29 wounded in a blast in the city of Kaduna. Two people died and 51 were wounded in two church attacks in the nearby city of Zaria, which occurred about 10 minutes apart in different parts of the city.
Churches have been increasingly targeted by violence in Nigeria, a nation of more than 160 million people almost equally divided between Muslims and Christians.
An Easter Day blast in Kaduna killed at least 38 people. A Christmas Day suicide bombing of a Catholic church near Nigeria’s capital killed at least 44 people.
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