Nigeria's Boko Haram claims deadly Plateau attacks

By REUTERS
July 10, 2012 14:50




JOS, Nigeria - Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram said on Tuesday it was behind attacks in volatile Plateau state this weekend that killed at least 65 people, but security forces blamed the violence on localized ethnic clashes.

"We praise God in this war for prophet Mohammed, we (Boko Haram) thank Allah for the successful attack in ... Plateau state on Christians and security men," an email from the group's spokesman Abul Qaqa said.

The email was sent to reporters in Boko Haram's home base in northeast Maiduguri from an address previously used by Qaqa.

Related Content
Breaking news
October 22, 2017
Former US President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 14 - 28
    Beer Sheva
    18 - 26
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 14 - 23
    Jerusalem
    18 - 24
    Haifa
  • 20 - 31
    Elat
    18 - 30
    Tiberias