Friday, August 26, 2011
breaking: உலகம் தட்டை முஸ்லீம் கும்பல் ஐநா கட்டிடத்தை தாக்கியதில் 16 பேர் பலி
நைஜீரியாவில் போகோ ஹராம் என்ற முஸ்லீம் கும்பல் நேற்று 32 பேரை வங்கியில் அல்லாஹூ அக்பர் செய்தது. இன்று ஐக்கிய நாடுகள் சபை கட்டிடத்தில் கார் பாம் அனுப்பி 16 பேருக்கும் மேல் பலி எடுத்துள்ளது.
இந்த கும்பலும் அல்குவேதாவும் இணைந்து இவற்றை செய்கின்றன என்று செய்திகள் வருகின்றன.
உலகம் தட்டை. உலகம் சூரியனை சுற்றவில்லை, சூரியன் தான் உலகத்தை சுற்றி வருகிறது என்று குரான் படி சொல்லித்தர வேண்டுமாம். மற்றதெல்லாம் ஹராம் என்று இப்படி கொலைவெறி பிடித்து கொன்று தள்ளிக்கொண்டிருக்கிறது.
Massive car bomb hits U.N. building in Nigeria, kills at least 16
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Rescue workers evacuate a wounded person from the U.N. building in the Nigerian capital of Abuja after a car bombing caused heavy damage.
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ABUJA, NIGERIA — The Nigerian Red Cross says at least 16 people are dead after a car bomb attack on the United Nations' offices in Nigeria's capital of Abuja.
Umar Mairiga, the head of the organization's disaster management department, told The Associated that at least 11 others were injured.
Mairiga said he believes the casualty figure will be greater than that.
Witnesses told The Associated Press that a sedan broke through the exit at the U.N. compound, ramming through two separate gates as guards tried to stop the vehicle. Witnesses said the suicide bomber inside crashed the car into the main reception of the building before detonating, inflicting the most damage possible.
“I saw scattered bodies,” said Michael Ofilaje, a UNICEF worker at the building. “Many people are dead.”
He said it felt like “the blast came from the basement and shook the building.”
The building houses about 400 employees of the U.N. in Nigeria, including the majority of its offices. A local U.N. spokesman declined to comment, but a local hospital administrator told the AP it had treated as many as 40 victims so far, with more people coming in.
Alessandra Vellucci, a spokeswoman for the U.N. office in Geneva, confirmed that the global body’s offices in Abuja had been bombed.
She told the AP that there was no word yet on casualties.
U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq in New York said, “There are some indications of fatalities, but we are trying to get confirmation.”
The building, located in the same neighbourhood as the U.S. embassy and other diplomatic posts in Abuja, had a huge hole punched in it. Workers brought three large cranes to the building by midday Friday, trying to pull away the concrete and rubble to try and find survivors. Others at the site stood around, stunned, as medical workers began carrying out what appeared to be the dead.
“This is getting out of hand,” said a U.N. staffer who identified himself as Bodunrin. “If they can get into the U.N. House, they can reach anywhere.”
Ali Tikko, who was in a building 100 yards (meters) from the site of the blast when it occurred said, “I heard one big boom.” Outside his window, he said, he could see a part of the damage.
“I see a number of people lying on the floor — at least four or five. I cannot see if they are dead. There are a lot of security around,” said Tikko who was reached by telephone Friday morning.
Local police spokesman Jimoh Moshood confirmed the blast, but said police were still investigating the cause. Reuben Abati, a spokesman for President Goodluck Jonathan, said the presidency would later issue a statement on the attack.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, but oil-rich Nigeria faces terrorism threats on multiple fronts. Last year, a militant group from the country’s crude-producing Niger Delta blew up car bombs in the capital during Nigeria’s 50th independence anniversary ceremony, killing at least 12.
Nigeria, a nation of 150 million, is split between a largely Christian south and Muslim north. In recent months, the country has faced an increasing threat from a radical Muslim sect called Boko Haram, which wants to implement a strict version of Shariah law in the nation. The sect has carried out assassinations and bombings, including the June car bombing of the national headquarters of Nigeria’s federal police that killed at least two people.
Earlier this month, the commander for U.S. military operations in Africa said Boko Haram may be trying to link with two al-Qaida-linked groups in other African countries to mount joint attacks in Nigeria.
Gen. Carter Ham told AP on Aug. 17 during a visit to Nigeria that “multiple sources” indicate Boko Haram made contacts with al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, which operates in northwest Africa, and with al-Shabab in Somalia.
“I think it would be the most dangerous thing to happen not only to the Africans, but to us as well,” Carter said.
FACTBOX - What is Nigeria's Boko Haram?
REUTERS - A car rammed into the United Nations offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Friday and a bomb blast ripped through the building
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the blast, which killed at least 10 people, but a Nigerian security source said he suspected it was either Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb or local group Boko Haram, a radical Islamist sect.
Here are some facts about Boko Haram:
* Boko Haram became active in around 2003 and is concentrated mainly in the northern Nigerian states of Yobe, Kano, Bauchi, Borno and Kaduna.
* Boko Haram -- which in the Hausa language spoken in northern Nigeria means "Western education is sinful" -- is loosely modelled on the Taliban movement in Afghanistan.
* The group considers all who do not follow its strict ideology as infidels, whether they are Christian or Muslim. It demands the adoption of Islamic law, sharia, in all of Nigeria.
* Boko Haram followers have prayed in separate mosques in cities including Maiduguri, Kano and Sokoto, and wear long beards and red or black headscarves.
* In July 2009, Boko Haram staged attacks in the northeastern city of Bauchi after the arrest of some of its members, and clashed with police and the army in the northern city of Maiduguri. Some 800 people were killed in five days of fighting in the two cities.
* Later that month, sect leader Mohammed Yusuf was captured by Nigerian security forces and shot dead in police detention hours later.
* In early July 2010, Abubakar Shekau, a former deputy leader of the sect who was thought to have been killed by police in 2009, appeared in a video and claimed leadership of the group. He said he was ready to launch attacks on western influences in Nigeria.
* In December 2010 the group said it was behind bombings in central Nigeria and attacks on churches in the northeast that led to the deaths of at least 86 people.
* On June 16, 2011, police said they believed a suicide bomber detonated explosives that tore through a car park outside Nigeria's police headquarters in Abuja.
-- The next day Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the blast, which officials said may have been the first suicide bombing in Africa's most populous country.
* On June 26 around 25 people were killed when several bombs exploded in the Dala ward of Maiduguri after suspected Boko Haram members threw bombs at a drinking spot.
* Rights groups say more than 250 people have been killed by Boko Haram since July 2010.
* On Aug. 25 Boko Haram members attacked Gombi police station in the northeast, killing four policemen and one soldier before driving to the First Bank and Union Bank where they killed seven staff and carried off an unspecified amount of money.
Sources: Reuters/Janes World Insurgency and Terrorism, 2011
(Reporting by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit
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