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Many feared dead after gunmen attack passenger train in Nigeria

Suspected bandits open fire and detonate explosives on train travelling between Abuja and Kaduna

Several people have been injured and more are feared dead or kidnapped after gunmen attacked passengers on a train travelling between Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, and the northern city of Kaduna, entering carriages and opening fire before soldiers arrived at the scene.

The incident began just before 9pm on Monday, according to witnesses, when assailants reportedly detonated explosives to halt the train shortly before it reached Kaduna.

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