Posted by worldwide on October 14, 2001 at 18:25:39:
LAGOS, Nigeria (CNN) -- Hundreds of people have been killed in religious clashes after anti-U.S. protests turned violent, sources have told CNN.
The demonstrations against the U.S.-led missile strikes on Afghanistan began peacefully on Friday but spiralled into a killing spree during Saturday, CNN's Lagos bureau chief Jeff Koinange said.
Some of the unrest in the mainly Muslim city of Kano in northern Nigeria was attributed to traditional Muslim-Christian tensions, he added.
Most of the slaughtered were Christians, with many more injured. Non-Muslims fled to police stations and army barracks, where they huddled for safety after dozens of churches were set on fire.
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