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    Bomb Hits U.N. Building in Nigeria

    This image released by Saharareporters shows firefighters and rescue workers after a large explosion struck the United Nations' main office in Nigeria's capital Abuja Friday Aug. 26, 2011, flattening one wing of the building and killing several people. A U.N. official in Geneva called it a bomb attack. The building, located in the same neighborhood as the U.S. embassy and other diplomatic posts in Abuja, had a huge hole punched in it.   (AP Photo/Saharareporters)

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    At least 18 people are dead after a car bomb ripped through the United Nations building in the Nigerian capital Abuja Friday, with an entire wing of the compound leveled. Witnesses said a car rammed through two separate gates as guards tried to stop the vehicle, and the suicide bomber drove the car just up to the main reception of the building before detonating, inflicting the most damage possible. The blast happened at around 11 a.m. local time; an estimated 400 people were working in the building. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, but oil-rich Nigeria faces terrorism threats on multiple fronts.

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