Suicide bomber injures many in Kaduna Church explosion

The bomber has been confirmed dead.

A bomb explosion occurred on Sunday morning at a Catholic Church in Kaduna State.

The explosion occurred at St Theresa’s Catholic Church in the Unguwa Yero, Badarawa Kwaru area of Kaduna.

Reports indicate that a car, a Honda CRV, broke through the church fence into the church,  and exploded.

Witnesses say before the explosion, may worshippers, close by, thought the car had an accident and rushed towards it to help the likely victims. The subsequent explosion caused varying levels of injuries to the rescuers, many of whom have been rushed to the hospital. Some witnesses also claim to have seen many bodies that were subsequently evacuated.

The driver of the car died instantly, witnesses said.

The area of the blast has been cordoned by security officials and members of the Federal Road Safety Corps.

Kaduna State Police spokesperson, Aminu Lawal, who confirmed the blast said only the suicide bomber-the driver- died. The number of injured is yet to be ascertained.

No group has claimed responsibility yet for the attack, though the insurgent group, Boko Haram, have carried out similar attacks targeting churches.

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