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16 Dead in Shooting at Nigerian Church

16 Dead in Shooting at Nigerian Church

A church in central Nigeria was attacked by gunmen who killed 16, according to a Nigerian army official. Worshippers had gathered Monday evening to pray near the city of Okene, when their building was stormed by unidentified attackers. The wounded were taken to various hospitals in the area, and the army is searching for survivors who may still be hiding in the surrounding bushes. An Al Jazeera correspondant says that attacks on places of worship in Nigeria have been on the rise lately, citing historic tensions between local Christians and Muslims …

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