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21 dead, 100 injured in Nigeria church blasts, rioting

17 June 2012 | Nigeria
A victim of a bombing at the Sharon Church in Kaduna.  By  (AFP)
A victim of a bombing at the Sharon Church in Kaduna. By (AFP)

LAGOS (AFP) - Bomb attacks on five churches in Nigeria's Kaduna State and subsequent rioting by Christian youths targeting Muslims killed at least 21 people and injured 101 others Sunday, an official told AFP.

"The official figures from medical personnel on the total deaths from the bombings and protests are 21 deaths and 101 injured," said an official from the National Emergency Management Agency who requested anonymity.

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