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32 die in bomb blasts in Nigeria


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32 die in bomb blasts in Nigeria

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Bomb blasts targeting Christmas Day church services in two Nigerian cities have left at least 32 people dead, with three more attacks on other towns.
The Islamist group Boko Haram said it had attacked St Theresa’s Church in Madalla, near the capital Abuja, killing 27 people.
A second explosion shortly after hit a church in the central city of Jos. A policeman died during gunfire.
Three attacks in northern Yobe state left four people dead.
Two hit the town of Damaturu, and a third struck Gadaka. Yobe state has been the epicentre of violence between security forces and Boko Haram militants. (BBC)

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