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    Christmas Attacks Kill 39 in Nigeria

    Rescue workers load a dead body in an ambulance at the site of a bomb blast at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria's capital Sunday, killing at least 25 people, officials said. A radical Muslim sect claimed the attack and another bombing near a church in the restive city of Jos, as explosions also struck the nation's northeast. (AP Photo/Sunday Aghaeze)

    Sunday Aghaeze / AP Photo

    At least 39 people died in Nigeria on Christmas Day after a series of attacks by Islamist terrorists. Thirty-two people died in the bombing of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, near the capital Lagos. Another church was bombed in Jos, and gunmen then fired on police who arrived at the scene. Boko Haram, an Islamist group in Nigeria’s north, has taken credit for the attacks.

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