Nigeria's MEND denies involvement in Abuja bomb

Nigeria's main militant group said it was not behind the New Year's Eve blast in the capital.

Nigeria's MEND denies involvement in Abuja bomb

Nigeria's main militant group said it was not behind the New Year's Eve blast in the capital.

A bomb on Friday in a busy market area, where people gather to socialise beside an army barracks, killed at least four people and wounded dozens.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack and the perpetrators have not yet been identified.

"The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) denies any involvement in any of the bombings that took place in Abuja, Nigeria on Friday, December 31, 2010," an e-mailed statement from the group's spokesman said on Sunday.

The militant group operates from the Niger Delta where it has attacked oil and gas facilities for years.

Agencies

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