|Published:||Nov 25, 2012 5:37 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 26, 2012 7:31 AM EST|
KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerian officials say at least 11 people were killed and about 30 were injured Sunday when twin car bombs hit a Protestant church in a major military installation.
A Nigerian army spokesman says a bus laden with explosives rammed into St. Andrew Military Protestant Church in a barracks in Kaduna state at about 12 noon, and 10 minutes later a car parked just outside the church exploded as people fled the first blast.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Sunday's attack, but a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram (BOH'-koh hah-RAHM'), has targeted Nigerian churches and military institutions in the past.
The Rev. Laolu Akande (ah-kahn-DAY') heads the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, which is collecting donations to help victims of Boko Haram. He says the U.S. could dry up support for Boko Haram by declaring it a foreign terrorist organization.