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38 killed in Easter car bombing in Nigeria


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38-killed-in-easter-car-bombing-in-nigeriaFox News/AP: 4/8/12

 

LAGOS, Nigeria – A car bomb exploded along a busy roadway Sunday morning in a central Nigeria city, killing at least 38 people in the latest attack on a region beset by religious, ethnic and political violence, an official said.

 

The blast struck Kaduna, the capital of Kaduna state, leaving charred motorcycles and debris strewn across a major road in the city where many gather to eat at informal restaurants and buy black market gasoline. Nearby hotels had their windows blown out of by the force of the powerful explosion, which engulfed a group of motorcycle taximen.

 

At least 38 people were killed in the blast, said Abubakar Zakari Adamu, a spokesman for the Kaduna state Emergency Management Agency. Others suffered serious injuries and were receiving treatment at local hospitals, Adamu said.

 

The explosion badly damaged the nearby All Nations Christian Assembly Church as churchgoers worshipped at an Easter service, the possible target of the bomber. Witnesses said it appeared the explosive-laden car attempted to go into the compound of that church before it detonated.

 

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yep the religon of peace just spreading it's doctrine

 

Bloody Easter

 

April 9, 2012: Boko Haram has become increasingly aggressive, but at the same time as angered most of the Moslem population. While most Moslem Nigerians approve of Boko Haram goals (to eliminate corruption), they are appalled at the methods, as well as the Islamic radical's goal of establishing a religious dictatorship. This popular anger can best be measured by the growing number of tips police are receiving, providing details of where Boko Haram men are and what they are doing. In response to this Boko Haram men are torn between terrorizing civilians and preaching to them. Neither approach is working and Boko Haram finds itself working in an increasingly hostile atmosphere. Another problem is a lack of bomb building skills and experienced leadership. Many of the Boko Haram attacks are poorly planned and bombs often do not go off, or explode before they are supposed to. But as long as there are enough young men willing to join Boko Haram, the terror will continue.

 

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Blast in south central Somalia kills at least 12

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4/9/12

 

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A blast rocked a vegetable market in Somalia's third-largest city, killing at least twelve people and wounding at least 30, officials said Monday, and the country's top *militant group claimed responsibility.

 

Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali slammed the group for the bombing.

 

"What they did was contrary to Islam and our culture ... We are committed to clear (Al Shabab) out of the country."

 

Baidoa police officer Abdullahi Ahmed said the blast was caused by a roadside bomb, while witness Nur Yusuf said the bomb was concealed in a thermos placed along the street where he sells vegetables.

 

"So far, we know eight people died and fifteen others were injured," Ahmed said. "The death toll may rise, but it was a cowardly attack targeting civilians — we have arrested one suspect after the blast."

 

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* Islamic Terrorists

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