The Associated Press reports:
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A spokesman for a radical Muslim sect in Nigeria known locally as Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the car bombing at the United Nations’ office that killed at least 16 people. . . .
Boko Haram, which means “Western education is sacrilege,” has carried out a series of bombings and assassinations in northern Nigeria in the last year. They claimed a car bombing that struck Nigeria’s federal police headquarters in June that killed at least two people.