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Bomb Explosion rocks U.N Building in Abuja (More photos)

At least 18 people were killed today in a bombing at a U.N. building in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. Police commissioner Michael Zuokumo told reporters eight people had been injured, rescue officials are at the scene helping to pull the dead and injured from the rubbl. Bomb squad officers and other security teams were also sent to the scene, deputy police spokesman Yemi Ajayi said.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, addressing the media in New York, said exact casualty figures are not yet known but are likely to be “considerable.”

The brutal act has killed and injured so many people. See More pictures ….

Dis victim's sure havin it cool, givin his social contacts up-to-the-minute updates of his situation

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This victim’s sure having it cool, giving his social contacts up-to-the-minute updates of his situation

UPDATE: A victim being evacuated to the hospital:

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A victim being evacuated to the hospital

UPDATE: Scene of UN House explosion:

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Scene of UN House explosion

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