28 Oct 2012

Following the attack on a Catholic church in Kaduna, Christian mobs with machetes and sticks has taken to the streets of the city targeting people they suspected to be Muslims.

A French news agency reporter said he saw mobs targeting people who they believed to be Muslims in the neighbourhood of the church.

According to a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, a rescue vehicle was also attacked in the violence after the bombing.

A suicide bomber had earlier slammed a car bomb into St. Rita Catholic Church in Malali, Kaduna during services, killing at least three people, officials said.

A rescue official said “At least three people are confirmed dead.” He added that the death toll included the suspected attacker and that there were a number of injuries.

The neighbourhood shook as the bomb blast has brought up fears of a fresh outbreak of reprisal attacks and clashes between Christians and Muslims.

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