Bombing of Nigerian Beer Garden Kills 25Published on Monday 27th June 2011
Suspected Islamic militants threw a bomb into a beer garden in northeastern Nigeria Sunday, killing 25 people and wounding at least 12 others.Police and witnesses say the attackers drove up to the open-air pub in Maiduguri on motorcycles and tossed a bomb into the crowd of drinkers. Some witnesses say the attackers also fired gunshots into the crowd.Authorities are blaming Boko Haram, an Islamic fundamentalist group whose name in the Hausa language means "western education is sinful."Maiduguri is the capital of Borno state which has embraced staunch Islamic law. Boko Haram is believed to be responsible for a number of bombings, shootings, and attacks on police in Borno.