Explosion rocks Nigerian church
on 23/09/2012 10:47:40
An Associated Press journalist heard the explosion after 9am today in the city of Bauchi. The journalist said the blast occurred at St John's Catholic Church in the city.
Emergency responders declined to immediately say whether there were casualties, though the explosion occurred during an early morning Mass.
A radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram has attacked churches throughout Nigeria's north with gunmen and suicide car bombers. The sect is blamed for more than 680 killings this year alone in Nigeria, according to an AP count.