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Suicide Bomber Strikes Nigeria National Police HQ

23:00 Jun 16 2011 Nigeria National Police Headquarters

Description
Islamist group Boko Haram was suspected of being behind the attack.

This would be the first suicide bombing attack in Nigeria

See the BBC coverage at [ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13793266 ]
Additional Data
Other target description: Police spokesman Olusola Amore said Islamist group Boko Haram was suspected of being behind the attack. The blast in the car park of the police base destroyed many vehicles and a large plume of smoke could be seen rising from the scene. A Red Cross spokesman told the BBC that another four bodies had been recovered. "Six to be precise. Six bodies from the explosion," Nigerian Red Cross official Taiye Olaniyi told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme, adding that many of them had been "very badly mutilated". Seven other people were wounded in the explosion, five of whom were being treated in hospital, the Red Cross said.
Describe the type of IED used in this incident: Car Bomb
How was this IED initiated?: Suspected Suicide Bomber
Describe casualties and damage: Two people, including a bomber, have died in an explosion at Nigeria's police headquarters in the capital, Abuja, the police say.

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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