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Seven killed after Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

  • Seven people have died after Boko Haram militants attacked two churches during Sunday services, triggering a series of deadly attacks.

    In the central city of Jos, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a church, injuring some 50 people.

    In a separate attack in Biu in the northeastern state of Borno, gunmen opened fire during a service, killing one person.

    Six people were later killed in Jos after angry demonstrators took to the streets in protest of the attacks.

    Radical Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for both incidents. The group has carried out a number of attacks over the years on churches, leaving hundreds of people dead.

    Boko Haram wants to impose Sharia law across Nigeria and is linked to al-Qaeda’s North African wing.