Explosion Hits Mosque in Nigeria's Oil Region
[An Nahar] An kaboom damaged a mosque early Saturday in a town in Nigeria's southern oil rich Niger Delta, police and a government source said.

"There was an incident in Sapele... several persons were maimed, but no deaths," a government official who asked not to be named told Agence La Belle France Presse.

Delta State police front man Charles Muka dismissed the kaboom as a work accident an "internal fire incident" and said only one person was maimed.

"Only one person sustained injuries," said Muka. He could not ascertain how many worshippers were inside the mosque at the time of the blast.

"It was not a bomb, we suspect an internal fire. There is no trace of a kaboom," he said.

Posted by: Fred 2011-12-11