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Bomb found in house in Nigerian flashpoint: police

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The bomb was found in Nigerian city of Jos at a house owned by a Muslim. In the past few weeks, over 500 Christians have been killed by Muslims in Jos region.

07/24/2010 Nigeria (AFP)-Authorities have found and defused a bomb in a house in central Nigeria , where clashes between Christians and Muslims have killed hundreds of people in recent months, police said Friday.

Experts defused the bomb after discovering it on Thursday in a house owned by a Muslim in Jos, the Nigerian city that has been a flashpoint for sectarian violence, said state police commissioner Ikechukwu Aduba.

While violence between Christians and Muslims occurs frequently in and around Jos, the use of explosives has been rare.

Last week, Muslims attacked a Christian village near Jos, killing eight people with machetes and burning seven houses and a church.

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