Bomb at UN building in Nigerian capital Abuja

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There has been a bomb attack at the UN building in the Nigerian capital Abuja, the United Nations says.
The BBC's Bashir Sa'ad Abdullahi, who at the site of the explosion, says the ground floor of the building has been badly damaged.
The emergency services are removing bodies from the building while a number of wounded are being rushed to hospital, our correspondent says.
Islamist militants have carried out recent attacks on the city.
A car bombing at police headquarters in June was blamed on Islamist sect Boko Haram, a group which wants the establishment of sharia law in Nigeria.
There has been no claim of responsibility for Friday's attack, but government officials have blamed "terrorists" for the bombing, our correspondent says.

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26 August 2011 Last updated at 11:14 GMT

Bomb at UN building in Nigerian capital Abuja
At least 10 people are feared dead!

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There has been a bomb attack at the UN building in the Nigerian capital Abuja, the United Nations says. The BBC's Bashir Sa'ad Abdullahi, who is at the site of the explosion, says the ground floor of the building has been badly damaged. The emergency services are removing dead bodies from the building while a number of wounded are being rushed to hospital, our correspondent says.

Islamist militants have carried out recent attacks on the city.

A car bombing at police headquarters in June was blamed on Islamist sect Boko Haram, a group which wants the establishment of Sharia law in Nigeria. There has been no claim of responsibility for Friday's attack, but government officials have blamed "terrorists" for the bombing, our correspondent says. Eyewitnesses and an unnamed security source said a car bomb had exploded, but that detail is unconfirmed.

Friday's attack took place at about 1100 local time (1000 GMT) in the diplomatic zone in the centre of the city, close to the US embassy.

'Scattered bodies'


There was a loud explosion and smoke billowed from the building. "I saw scattered bodies," Michael Ofilaje, a Unicef worker at the building, said according to AP news agency. "Many people are dead."

He said it felt like "the blast came from the basement and shook the building". Police have sealed off the area.

"We have deployed our policemen and anti-bomb squad. We can't establish how many casualties [there are]," an Abuja police spokesman said according to Associated Press news agency.

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ndio wameanza sasa........... ilisha-leak kwamba alqaeda allies were planning something special for Nigeria wakiongozwa na BokoHaram

Mwezi mtukufu huo
 

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bila shaka Boko haram wameanza kazi! mbaya sana. pole sana Nigeria, mara vurugu za Kikabila mara vurugu za Kidini, ufisadi, mapinduzi(ambayo umeanza kuyasahau sasa), kweli matatizo yamekuelemea.
 

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bila shaka Boko haram wameanza kazi! mbaya sana. pole sana Nigeria, mara vurugu za Kikabila mara vurugu za Kidini, ufisadi, mapinduzi(ambayo umeanza kuyasahau sasa), kweli matatizo yamekuelemea.
Hapo ndipo mwarabu namchukia. ideology za kijinga eti wapata thawabu ukiua mtu. Anyway hii yote yatokana na oppression ya human right na wat kuchukua sheria mkononi.
 

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Nigeria: U.N. Blast Death Toll Rises To 23

by The Associated Press
August 28, 2011

The death toll from a suicide car-bomb attack at the U.N.'s Nigeria headquarters has risen to 23, a U.N. spokesman said Sunday, making Friday's attack one of the deadliest attacks on the U.N. in a decade. Martin Dawes also said Sunday that 81 people were wounded in Friday's attack.

U.N. security chief Gregory Starr, who visited the site on Sunday, said there was no advance warning of the attack and that the U.N. had only received "general threats."

U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro
also visited the site Sunday and laid a bouquet of white and red roses among the wreckage.

Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Asha-Rose Migiro (2ndR) walks through the compound of the Nigerian UN headquaters in Abuja on August 28, 2011 two days after a suicide bombing. The death toll following the suicide bombing of UN headquarters in Nigeria has risen to 23, with 81 wounded.


 

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