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Car bomb strikes UN building in Nigeria's capital

The AP reports from ABUJA, Nigeria:

 A car laden with explosives detonated outside the United Nations' main office in Nigeria's capital Friday, flattening one wing of the building and killing an undetermined number of people.

Witnesses said the sedan drove through one of the U.N. compound's gates and made its way close to the four-story building before the explosion.

"I saw scattered bodies," said Michael Ofilaje, a UNICEF worker at the building. "Many people are dead." Continue reading.

 

Saharareporters via AP

Firefighters and rescue workers are seen after a large explosion struck the United Nations' main office in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Aug. 26, 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.

Saharareporters via AP

An injured man being stretchered down a ladder by firefighters after a large explosion struck the United Nations' main office in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Aug. 26.