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Boko Haram: Car Bomb Kills 118 in Nigeria




Atleast 118 people were killed in the central Nigerian city of Jos. There were two car bombs that exploded without warning. Each blast went off 20 to 30 minutes apart.

No one has claimed responsiblity, however, sources speculate it was the work of Boko Haram. Boko Horam is the same terrorist group that abducted the 300 girls in Nigeria in April.

A journalist on the scene of the explosion exclaimed it was "massive." People were screaming, running for cover, some covered from head to toe in blood.



In a statement, President Goodluck Jonathan condemned the bombings as a "tragic assualt on human freedom."

Boko Haram translates as "Western education is a sin" in the Hausa language. The militant group says its aim is to impose a stricter enforcement of Sharia law across Nigeria. Boko Haram's attacks have intensified in recent years.

French President Fran├žois Hollande described Boko Haram as a bigger terror threat than first portrayed.
"Boko Haram is an organization that is linked to terrorism in Africa and whose will is to destabilize the north of Nigeria, certainly, and all the neighboring countries of Nigeria and beyond that region," he said.





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