December 27, 2011

Nigerians fear more church attacks

BEIJING, Dec. 27 (Xinhuanet) -- At least 35 people were killed and dozens wounded at St. Theresa Catholic Church as radical Muslim militants launched coordinated attacks across Nigeria. And four more people were killed in other violence blamed on the Boko Haram Islamist sect.
On Monday, women tried to clean the sanctuary of the damaged church, while one man wept uncontrollably amid the debris.
Crowds gathered among the burned-out cars in the parking lot, angry over the attack and fearful that the group will target more churches.
It was the second year in a row that the extremists seeking to install Islamic Shariah law across the country have staged Christmas attacks.
Last year, a series of bombings on Christmas Eve killed 32 people.

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