2nd LD Writethru: Suicide bomber killed in Nigerian church explosion: police

January 1, 2015 4:03 PM

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ABUJA, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- A suicide bomber who targeted a church in northeastern Nigeria's state of Gombe during a new year mass was killed by his own bomb, local police authorities said.

The suicide bomber rode on a motorcycle and tried to enter a branch of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) in Tudun Wada area but was denied entry by a heavy security presence, Gombe State police chief Fawaje Atajiri said while confirming the attack to a Xinhua reporter in the state capital...

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