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Central Nigeria Raids Kills 37

2 police, 21 assailants among the dead as 13 villages attacked for hours

(Newser) - A series of "sophisticated attacks" near the central Nigerian town of Jos has left 37 people dead, including two police officers, reports the AP . Thirteen villages, which one advocate says were all Christian, were hit by fighting for several hours yesterday, and several homes were burned. The attack was... More »

Car Bomb Kills 10 at Nigeria Church

Boko Haram suspected in Jos suicide bombing

(Newser) - A suicide car bomber attacked a Catholic church today in the middle of Mass, killing at least 10 people in the latest violence targeting a church, a state official said. The bomb detonated as worshippers attended the final Mass of the day at St. Finbar's Catholic Church in Jos,... More »

21 Dead in Nigeria Religious Riots

Violence has spanned almost a week

(Newser) - Religious rioting in the troubled central Nigeria city of Jos has killed at least 21 people in recent days, as authorities seem to be unable to curb the rising violence. An AP journalist counted the bodies awaiting burial at the city's central mosque today. Doctors at a university hospital... More »

Christmas Bombings Spark Unrest in Nigeria

Some fear escalating violence ahead of elections

(Newser) - State police are swarming into central Nigeria following a series of Christmas church bombings that killed 38, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Following Saturday's explosions, angry youths barricaded roads and attacked people passing by yesterday, and houses and a truck also were set ablaze. UN chief Ban Ki-moon blasted the... More »

200 Dead in New Nigeria Religious Violence

Hundreds flee villages

(Newser) - Machete-wielding rioters hacked at least 200 people to death yesterday in the latest wave of religious violence in Nigeria. Nearly all of the victims were Christians in the attacks on 3 villages, where rioters were out for revenge for earlier killings of Muslims in Jos. The dead lined the streets... More »

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