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Car bombing at north Nigeria church kills 8

| June 3, 2012 More

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, though the blast comes as Nigeria faces a growing wave of sectarian violence carried out by a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram. Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sacrilege” in the Hausa language of Nigeria’s Muslim north, has been blamed for killing more than 530 people this year alone, according to an AP count. The sect’s targets have included churches, often attacked by suicide car bombers.

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