尼日利亚教堂发生袭击11死 11 Killed in Attack at Nigerian Church

尼日利亚有关当局表示,尼日利亚东南部一座教堂发生袭击,有11人死亡,18人重伤。

目击者最初表示,至少两名枪手发动了袭击,但阿南布拉州警方说,只有一名枪手星期天清晨对圣菲利普天主教堂发动了袭击。

阿南布拉州州长奥比阿诺说,袭击的起因是当地社区的内部矛盾。

尼日利亚东南部地区以基督徒为主,对教堂发动袭击实属罕见。

没有组织宣布对袭击负责。警方表示, 他们不认为袭击是博科圣地的激进分子所为。

尼日利亚的安全状况一直令人堪忧。伊斯兰反叛组织博科圣地自2009年以来已杀害了2万多人,引发了世界最严重的人道危机之一。

Authorities in Nigeria said 11 people were killed and 18 others critically wounded in an attack on a church in the southeastern part of the country.

Initially witnesses said the attack was carried out by at least two gunmen, but Garba Umar, police commissioner of Anambra state, said one gunman attacked St. Philip Catholic Church early Sunday.

Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano said the attack stemmed from a feud between members of the local community who were living outside Nigeria.

Nigeria's southeast is predominantly Christian and the attack is a rare act of violence at a church.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but police said they do not believe Boko Haram militants were behind it.

Nigeria is wracked by insecurity. The Islamist insurgency Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 people since 2009, sparking one of the world's largest humanitarian crises.