Suicide bombing at Nigerian church
Soldiers stand guard after a suicide attacker drove a car bomb into a church in Kaduna, Nigeria.
October 28th, 2012
05:58 AM ET

Suicide bombing at Nigerian church

[Updated 10:23 a.m.] The eight deaths in the attack at St. Rita Catholic church include the suicide bomber, an emergency official told CNN.

The wounded had critical injuries and were taken to four hospitals in Kaduna, said Musa Ilallah, regional coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency said.

As NEMA responded, angry Christian youth began "beating our staff and as a result broke the side glass of our ambulance that was on the scene to provide service," said Ilallah, who spoke to CNN from the scene of the attack.

[Updated 9:10 a.m.] At least eight people were killed and 100 were injured in the attack, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency said.  One man was also burned alive in a reprisal attack.

Scores of people have been killed in church bombings in the country in recent years.

The Boko Haram militant Islamist group has previously claimed responsibility for church bombings that killed dozens.

[Posted 5:58 a.m.] A suicide bomber drove an explosive filled car into a church in Kaduna, Nigeria, according to the National Emergency Management Agency.  First responders are on the scene, but the number of casualties is not known yet.

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  1. mannydanny34

    This is not going to end well. Globally.

    October 28, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. AMERICANfamilybusinessasusual

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    October 28, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. amazinglyautistic

    Religion is violent, and this a tragic example. So sad and uncalled for.

    October 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Hide Behind

    What began as Arab Nationalism that was so brutally destroyed found refuge within the only grouping left that had not become foreigners in their own lands their religious foundationsThere are reasons behind the causes of todays conflicts and by just spouting religious dogmas of polytical economic and hiding behind nationalism by all concerned has made death and destruction the highest order of the day.
    The games have to go on until there are no more objects to colonizeThe worst and most lofty goal of today is the colonization of the mindThe Islamic and Arab or any peoples Nationalist do not have anywheres near the capability of their enemies. who have already colonized their own masses minds.

    October 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Justice Ehijele

    Please rd the folloing Dan 2:44, Psa 37:9-11,29,34 Rev 21:3-5, God is going to all these boko haram and meny bad thins will soon stop forever.

    October 29, 2012 at 1:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
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