Islamic school attack in Nigeria's delta wounds 7

Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Police in southern Nigeria say assailants have attacked an Islamic school in a predominantly Christian area, wounding six children and a teacher.

Delta State police spokesman Charles Muka said Wednesday that the attackers drove by a school and threw homemade explosives into a classroom Tuesday morning.

The attack took place in the city of Sapele, as some 50 children were gathered for an Arabic class.

The violence comes days after radical Islamist militants launched coordinated attacks across Nigeria on Christmas, killing at least 39 people.

The attacks by the radical Muslim sect known as Boko Haram are further intensifying religious divisions in Nigeria, which is Africa's most populous nation.

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