NIGERIA: At least 8 killed and more than 100 wounded in Muslim suicide bombing of Catholic church

As always, Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram is the likely suspect. A suicide bomber drove a vehicle packed with explosives into a Catholic church in northern Nigeria, killing at least eight people and wounding more than 100.

al-Jazeera  The attack happened in the Malali neighbourhood of Kaduna, a city on the dividing line between Nigeria’s largely Christian south and mainly Muslim north, where religious rioting has killed hundreds in recent years.

The car tried to force its way past the gate at St Rita’s Catholic church just before it exploded, witnesses at the church said.

Following the blast, soldiers and police surrounded the church in Kaduna, a city which has seen several other attacks on churches in recent months. In June the armed group Boko Haram attacked three churches in the state of Kaduna, including one in the city. At least 50 people were killed in the bombings and the reprisals that followed.

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