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Suicide bomber hits church in Gombe

02 January 2015, 07:20

Kaduna - A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gates of a church in Gombe during a New Year service, wounding eight people, an official for the Red Cross told Reuters on Thursday.

"This morning while people were in church for the New Year worship, a suicide attacker rode on a motorcycle trying to gain entrance to the premises of the church. When he was stopped at the gates by the church guards...he blew himself up and injured eight people," the official said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

This is the second attack in two days in state capital Gombe and the fourth attack in two months. The city's military barracks were attacked by a suicide bomber on New Year's Eve.

On December 22 two explosions in northern Nigeria - one of them in Gombe - killed at least 20 people.

- Reuters


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