December 2011 Nigeria bombings
|December 2011 Nigeria bombings|
|Part of the Nigerian Sharia conflict|
|Location||Madalla, Jos, Gadaka and Damaturu, Nigeria|
|Date||25 December 2011 (UTC+01:00)|
|Suicide bombings, bombings and shootings|
On 25 December 2011, there were a number of attacks on Christmas during church services in northern Nigeria. There were bomb blasts and shootings at churches in Madalla (near the capital, Abuja), Jos, Gadaka and Damaturu. At least 39 people were killed. The attacks were claimed by the Islamist group Boko Haram.
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- "Christmas attacks in Nigeria by Muslim sect kill 39". USA Today \\ AP. 25 December 2011. http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2011-12-25/nigeria-christmas-catholic-church-bomb/52218084/1?csp=34news. Retrieved 25 December 2011.