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6 killed in Nigeria bomb attack

12-05-2011 19:20 BJT

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Six people are dead after a bomb attack on Sunday in the north east of Nigeria. Assailants fired weapons and threw explosives at two police stations in Azare, a town in Bauchi state.

The police commissioner there confirmed that one police officer, a soldier, a civilian and three suspected attackers were killed in the incident. Witnesses say the two police stations were set ablaze and two banks were also looted.

The Islamist group, Boko Haram, has been blamed for dozens of attacks in the north east of the country this year, and carried out a prison raid last year in Bauchi, freeing around 700 inmates.

The group also claimed responsibility for two bombings in the capital Abuja this year, including the suicide attack on the United Nations headquarters that killed 24 people.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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