Wednesday, May 21, 2014

At Least 118 Dead in Two Bomb Blasts in Nigeria; Police Say Attack Bears Clues of Boko Haram Act

At least 118 people have died in two car bomb explosions in the Nigerian city of Jos today (May 21, 2014), the Euro News website reports.

Dozens more were injured in the blasts, which took place just half an hour apart in a busy business district. The second blast killed some of the rescue workers who had rushed to the scene of the first explosion.

Nigerian President Goodluck Johnathan has condemned the attack, which police claim bears the hallmarks of the Islamic militant Boko Haram insurgents.

The city of Jos lies in the heart of Nigeria where the Christian south meets the Muslim north. Until today, it had been relatively free of militant violence.

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