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4 dead, 35 injured in Nigerian violence: Red Cross

A Red Cross official says clashes between Muslims and Christians in the central Nigerian town of Bauchi have left four dead and dozens injured.

world Updated: Feb 23, 2009 00:26 IST

A Red Cross official says clashes between Muslims and Christians in the central Nigerian town of Bauchi have left four dead and dozens injured.

Adamu Abubakar of the Red Cross branch in Bauchi says clashes flared early today after an argument a day earlier over Muslim worshippers parking their cars outside a church. Churches, mosques and houses have been set alight during the violence in which 35 people have been injured.

Bauchi lies along the line splitting Nigeria's predominantly Muslim and pastoralist northern population from southern Christian and animist farming communities. In November sectarian fighting in nearby Jos left over 300 dead.