Sunday, October 28, 2012

Reprisal attacks in the aftermath of the St. Rita's church bombing

KADUNA – (AFP) – A suspected suicide attacker slammed a car bomb into a church during services on Sunday in the city of Kaduna, killing two other people and sparking reprisal attacks by Christians.

Christian youths took to the streets with machetes and sticks afterward, targeting people they believed to be Muslims as anger again boiled over due to the repeated church bombings in recent months, an AFP correspondent reported.

A vehicle for rescue workers was attacked in the ensuing violence, but there was no indication that rescuers were wounded.

“At least three people are confirmed dead,” a rescue official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to give out figures. He was speaking of the toll from the suicide bombing.

Suicide bombing in St. Rita's Catholic Church, Kaduna

An explosion, suspected to be a suicide attack, rocked the St. Rita Catholic Church in Ungwar Yero area of Kaduna metropolis this morning.

The attack occured around 8:45 a.m. during the morning mass. 

More details soon..


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