Death toll in Nigeria bombing rises to 15 - army

Reuters Middle East

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - - The death toll from a double

suicide bomb attack on a church inside a military barracks in

northern Nigeria stood at 15 on Monday, the state governor said.

Two bombers struck a church on Sunday in the Jaji barracks

in Kaduna state, one of many in the north where the Islamist

sect Boko Haram is waging an insurgency to try to impose Sharia

law on Nigeria. The previous death toll was announced as 11.

Kaduna State Governor Ibrahim Yakowa gave the new figure

while on a visit to Jaji late on Monday, but did not say why the

toll had gone up.

(Reporting by Garba Mohammed and Isaac Abrak; Writing by Tim

Cocks; Editing by Jon Hemming)

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