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Gunmen, Suicide Bomber Attack Nigerian Churches


Reports say militants have attacked two churches in northern and central Nigeria, killing and wounding a number of worshipers.

In Biu in Borno state, five gunmen opened fire, reportedly killing one woman and injuring three other people.

In the central city of Jos, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a church, injuring several people.

There was no immediate word on casualties and no claim of responsibility.

But attacking churches has become a tactic of Islamist group Boko Haram, which is fighting to reinstate an ancient caliphate in northern Nigeria.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, BBC, dpa

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