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February 27, 2012 8:08 am

Radical Islamists Kill 3 in Nigeria During Sunday Prayer

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Downtown Jos, Nigeria - the scene of Sunday's attack. Photo: wiki commons.

CTV/AP – A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives outside a major church Sunday, killing three people and wounding 38 in a restive central Nigerian city that has seen hundreds die in religious and ethnic violence.

The radical Islamist sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack on the main headquarters of the Church of Christ in Nigeria that hit as worshippers took part in an early morning service. The attack follows other assaults the sect has claimed against Christians in Nigeria’s north, widening distrust between the two main faiths in the multiethnic nation of more than 160 million people.

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