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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Christians and Muslims in deadly clashes in Nigeria


Police say Christians and Muslims have clashed in eastern Nigeria, leaving eight people dead and 40 seriously wounded.

They say six mosques and one church were also torched.

Police say the fight involved Muslim and Christian youths in Wukari, a town in Taraba state and was over the building of a mosque at the local police headquarters.

Taraba state police commissioner Aliyu Musa says a Christian mob opposed to the construction of the mosque set fire to it.

He says the group of Muslims responded by attacking a nearby church, leading to the eruption of violence between the two sides.

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