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Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capital

Seventy-one people died in a bomb blast in a packed bus station in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Monday -- the deadliest attack yet to strike the city -- with the president blaming the explosion on Boko Haram Islamists. The bomb, which also injured 124 people, rocked the Nyanya station on Abuja's southern outskirts at 6:45 am (0545 GMT) as it was filled with morning commuters, leaving body parts scattered across the terminal and destroying dozens of vehicles.

Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capital

Seventy-one people died in a bomb blast in a packed bus station in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Monday -- the deadliest attack yet to strike the city -- with the president blaming the explosion on Boko Haram Islamists. The bomb, which also injured 124 people, rocked the Nyanya station on Abuja's southern outskirts at 6:45 am (0545 GMT) as it was filled with morning commuters, leaving body parts scattered across the terminal and destroying dozens of vehicles.

US denounces 'senseless' Nigeria bombing

The United States on Monday condemned a bomb attack on a packed bus station in Nigeria which killed 71 people, and called for a full investigation. "We are outraged by this senseless act of violence against innocent civilians," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters, also condemning a series of attacks on three villages in Borno State over the weekend.

Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capital

Seventy-one people died in a bomb blast in a packed bus station in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Monday -- the deadliest attack ever to strike the city -- with the president blaming the explosion on Boko Haram Islamists. The bomb, which also injured 124 people, rocked the Nyanya station on Abuja's southern outskirts at 6:45am (0545 GMT) as it was filled with morning commuters, leaving body parts scattered across the terminal and destroying dozens of vehicles.

Nigerian bus station bombing kills 71 on edge of capital

By Isaac Abrak and Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital on Monday, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency after the deadliest ever attack on Abuja.

Blasts at bus station near Nigeria capital kill dozens

Twin blasts at a bus station packed with morning commuters on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital killed dozens of people on Monday, in what appeared to be the latest attack by Boko Haram Islamists. The explosions rocked the Nyanya station roughly five kilometres (three miles) south of Abuja at 6:45 am (0545 GMT) and destroyed some 30 vehicles, mostly large passenger buses, officials and an AFP reporter said.

Nigeria will overcome Boko Haram, president says at scene of attack

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan vowed that the country would overcome a brutal insurgency by Boko Haram Islamists as he visited the scene of a bus station bombing that killed at least 71 people on Monday. "We have lost quite a number," Jonathan said at the Nyanya bus terminal on the outskirts of the capital Abuja. "The issue of Boko Haram is quite an ugly history within this period of our own development ... But we will get over it ... The issue of Boko Haram is temporary." ola-bs/ric

Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capital

A bombing at a bus station packed with morning commuters on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital killed 71 people and wounded 124 on Monday, with the president blaming the attack on Boko Haram Islamists. The explosion rocked the Nyanya station south of Abuja at 6:45 am (0545 GMT), leaving body parts scattered across the terminal and destroying dozens of vehicles. It was the deadliest single attack ever to hit Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory, which includes Abuja and surrounding areas.

Previous attacks in the Nigerian capital

A bombing on Monday at a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Abuja, which police said left 71 people dead and another 124 injured, was the most deadly bombing carried out to date in the Nigerian capital. --2010-- - October 1: Two car bombs kill at least 12 people during Independence Day celebrations, in the first such attack in the capital. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), which says it is fighting for a fairer distribution of oil revenue in Africa's largest crude producer, claims responsibility for the attack.

Blasts at bus station near Nigeria capital kill dozens

Twin blasts at a bus station packed with morning commuters on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital killed dozens of people on Monday, in what appeared to be the latest attack by Boko Haram Islamists. The explosions rocked the Nyanya station roughly five kilometres (three miles) south of Abuja at 6:45 am (0545 GMT) and destroyed some 30 vehicles, mostly large passenger buses, officials and an AFP reporter said.
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