Lifestyle & Belief

Car Bomb Hits UN Headquarters in Nigeria


Bombing scene in Nigeria (Photo: Image grab from BBC video)


Manya Gupta

A suicide car bomb drove through two gates and exploded in the reception area of the United Nations offices in Abuja, capital city of Nigeria. The Bomb killed at least 18 people, wounded scores of others and shattered parts of the five-story building. Hours later, the BBC received a call from the radical Islamist group Boko Haram, which is claiming responsibility for the brazen act of terrorism. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from Martin Plaut, Africa Editor for the BBC about who was behind the deadly explosion.

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