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Soldiers shoot at university students in Nigeria

Soldiers shoot at university students in Nigeria

Witnesses say soldiers in a central Nigerian city opened fire on students protesting continuing violence between Christians and Muslims.
Saturday's shooting comes after rioters set fire to gas stations and a farmer's market Friday night in the city of Jos, a city at the epicenter of tensions between Nigeria's two dominant faiths. That fighting began when students attacked Muslims attempting to bury a corpse.
A student leader said two students had died, but authorities did not confirm the causalities.
At least 1,000 people died in 2010 and another 200 more have died within the last month in Jos in violence largely fueled by ethnic, economic and political disputes.