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Updated: Catholic Church Bombed in Bauchi, 4 dead, 2 police officers injured

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Information reaching 247ureports.com indicate that a Church has been bombed in Bauchi State. St. John’s Catholic Church was reported bombed at 9:26am today, Sunday September 23, 2012 at Bayan Gari.

New information from the police in Bauchi State indicate two [2] police officers stationed at the Church were seriously injured by the blast. Also it was gathered that four [4] people in total has been confirm dead by the police and by informed witnessess in the area. The sucide bomber was reported to be among the four that lost their lives. The explosion was reported to have occurred at the parking area of the Church. This is according to a security operative.

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A police officer who spoke to 247ureports.com revealed that most Churches in the area had already been taking precautious security measure prior to today’s bomb blast. He believes that the casualty number will eventually be lower than normal. The deputy police public relations officer, Hassan Mohammed Auyo stated that three people were killed including the sucide bomber and 46 people were injured. The seriousness of the injuries are not know.

According to the information gathered, the bomb was planted inside the Church. “It was not a sucide bomber“, said a government source in Bauchi State. But other sources indicate that it was a car sucide bomber who drove a ‘Destra’ vehicle into the church parking lot.

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It is not certain the number of casualties sustained but a source indicates that there might be casualties.

The latest attack occurred in an area where four other attacks had occurred. The People’s Hotel located nearby was previously bombed.

Boko Haram is suspected.

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