1. Terror

    Nigerian Group Linked to Al Qaeda

    Two women comfort each other in front of the premises of the United Nations House in Abuja on August 26, 2011 after the building was hit by a bomb that killed at least 18 people, leaving others trapped and causing heavy damage.  Some witnesses reported that the bomb exploded after a suspect rammed a car through the front gate. Parts of the first two floors of the building were blown out and rescue workers scrambled to rescue those left inside.   AFP PHOTO / HENRY CHUKWUENDO (Photo credit should read Henry Chukwuedo/AFP/Getty Images)


    A Nigerian terrorist group suspected of being behind Friday’s attack on a United Nations compound is believed to be linked to Al Qaeda, a recent Nigerian intelligence report revealed, sources told The Wall Street Journal Tuesday. Friday’s suicide bombing at the U.N. compound in the capital, Abuja, which killed 23 and injured more than 80, is the latest in a string of attacks this summer by the terrorist group Boko Haram. The Nigerian report, written in June by the leading intelligence agency State Security Service, didn’t appear to have any specific intelligence on future attacks but said that members of the group have traveled to Afghanistan and Algeria for training. One official estimated Boko Haram is estimated to have only a few hundred members, but Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has been criticized for not taking the group more seriously.

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