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Boko Haram's Next Target: an American One?

US intelligence officials suspect they may be planning something

(Newser) - Boko Haram may be planning an attack on US interests in Nigeria, US intelligence officials tell NBC News . The evidence of this is "fragmentary" and lacks specifics, the sources admit, but counterterror officials are sufficiently worried to the point that they're stepping up efforts to locate the group'... More »

Police Collect Body Parts After Huge Nigeria Blast

71 dead, at least 124 others wounded, dozens of vehicles destroyed

(Newser) - A massive explosion ripped through a busy commuter bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital of Abuja this morning, leaving 71 dead and 124 wounded, according to police. Reporters saw rescue workers and police gathering body parts, as well as ambulances rushing the wounded to the hospital. The... More »

Nigeria Plane Crash Kills 153: Officials

Dana Air flight hits 2-story building in Lagos

(Newser) - A passenger plane crashed into a two-story building in Nigeria's largest city of Lagos today, killing all the passengers on board, an aviation official said. The Lagos state government said in a statement that 153 people were on the flight going from Abuja to Lagos. The plane crashed in... More »

6 Killed at Nigerian Newspaper Offices

Car bombers attack buildings in Abuja, Kaduna

(Newser) - A suicide bomber detonated a car loaded with explosives today at the office of a major Nigerian newspaper in the country's capital and another man threw a bomb near another newspaper office in Kaduna, killing at least six people in the attacks, witnesses said. The attack in Abuja struck... More »

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