Nigerian bombings spark revenge killings
Monday 18 June 2012
At least 12 people died and 80 were injured in explosions at three churches in the northern state of Kaduna yesterday, leading Christian youths to kill Muslims in retaliation.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts, but an Islamist sect, Boko Haram, has often attacked church services in Nigeria, where the population is split evenly between Christians and Muslims. After the bombings, angry youths blocked the highway from Kaduna to the capital, Abuja, dragging Muslims from cars and killing them, witnesses said.
The explosions and retaliatory attacks stoked fears of wider sectarian conflict in Nigeria.
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
£30000 - £50000 per annum: Harrington Starr: Junior Quant Analyst - C++, Boost...
£30000 - £50000 per annum: Harrington Starr: Junior Quant Analyst (Machine Lea...
£45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: SQL Developer (TSQL, S...