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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Suspected car bomb attack at Nigeria church

(CNN) -- At least five people died and three were wounded when an apparent car bomb exploded near a church in central Nigeria, a witness told CNN.

The attack hit St. Finbar's Catholic Church in Jos, a city in central Nigeria, according to Mark Lipdo, program coordinator for the Stefanos Foundation, which aims to help persecuted Christians in Nigeria and elsewhere.

Lipdo did not witness the explosion but visited the site after the attack.

Images sent by Lipdo showed a charred crater in the pavement, a vehicle bumper in the road and smoke rising in the distance.

Official confirmation of the attack was not immediately available. Read More