Suicide blast kills 11 at church in Nigeria

A suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into a church inside the Jaji military barracks in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state on Sunday, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens more, military sources said.

There was no claim of responsibility but Islamist sect Boko Haram, whose main targets are the security forces, has bombed several churches in the past in its fight to create an Islamic state in Nigeria where the 160 million population is evenly split between Christians and Muslims. “I saw five bodies and scores injured,” a military officer who witnessed the bombing told said, asking not to be named. A military spokesman has confirmed there was a bomb attack at the church.

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