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11 killed, 30 injured in Nigerian military church attack

11-26-2012 01:17 BJT

LAGOS, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Nigerian Army on Sunday said twin explosions rocked the St. Andrew Military Protestant Church in Jaji in central north Kaduna State, killing 11 people and injuring 30 others.

Spokesperson for the Nigerian Army Brig.-Gen. Bolaji Koleosho disclosed this to Xinhua reporter on phone, saying that the first explosion occurred at about 12:05 p.m while the second went off 10 minutes later.

He said the injured had been taken to the 44 Reference Hospital and the Nigerian Air Force Hospital, both in Kaduna.

Koleosho told Xinhua that investigations had begun into the incident.

Earlier, a military source at the scene of the incidents told Xinhua that about 10 persons may have lost their lives in the explosions.

The source said the first explosion occurred after the Church had closed when the leadership of the Church were still present, adding that the second explosion occurred moments after the first as people rushed to rescue those left in the Church.

Military sources and rescue workers could not confirm whether the casualties and wounded were all military personnel.

Meanwhile, the army has restricted movement into the Jaji facility.


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Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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