Woman suicide bomber explodes at evangelical church in northeast Nigeria, at least 5 killed
From Associated Press via the Minneapolis Star Tribune
POTISKUM, Nigeria: A woman suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said.
Police Sunday rushed to the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Potiskum, the largest city in northeastern Yobe state. Wailing women and stunned men wandered around the wreckage of smashed bricks and twisted zinc sheets blown off the church roof. One congregant said the blast came from a woman in the congregation. She was too scared to give her name.
An Associated Press reporter counted five bodies from the blast in the morgue of the local hospital, where a wounded woman was being treated.
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