(BPT) Bomb caused explosion at UN office in Nigerian capital

26th August 2011, Comments 0 comments

An explosion at the UN office in Nigerian capital Abuja was caused by a bomb, a UN spokeswoman told AFP Friday.

"We spoke to our colleagues in Lagos, who confirmed that the explosion was caused by a bomb. But we have no further information for now," said the spokeswoman.

A spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs meanwhile told AFP that a colleague on site had sent an SMS message to say that the explosion "appears to have come from the gate entrance to the building."

© 2011 AFP

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