Friday, August 26, 2011

United Nations building in Nigeria bombed: 'Many people are dead' - 26th Aug 2011

Many people are feared dead after a car packed with explosives detonated outside the United Nations' main office in Nigeria's capital this morning, flattening one wing of the building and killing an undetermined number of people.

A UN official in Geneva said that the explosion was caused by a bomb, and initial reports suggest that it was a suicide attack and many people are feared dead.

Witnesses said the vehicle drove through one of the UN compound's gates and made its way close to the four-storey building before the explosion.

The number of causalities at the Abuja building, which was also attacked by a car bomb last month, has not yet been determined at this early stage. Read More