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After news of the blasts, Christian youths took to the streets of the main motorway that connects Kaduna City to Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, attacking motorists who looked Muslim.


Armed robbery suspect arrested at U.S. border

EDMONTON, Alberta — The man wanted in a deadly armored car heist at a university in western Canada that left three armed guards dead was arrested at gunpoint by U.S. border officials in Washington state, police said Saturday.

Edmonton police Superintendent Bob Hassel said in a news release that Travis Baumgartner was stopped near a border crossing in Lynden, Washington, southwest of Abbotsford, British Columbia. Officials said Mr. Baumgartner was in his pickup truck and was alone.

Police said a sum of money was found in the truck when Mr. Baumgartner was arrested. Police earlier called it a “significant” sum.

Mr. Baumgartner, 21, had been on the run since Friday when four armed guards were shot, three of them fatally. He faces three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

Mr. Baumgartner was the fifth member of a G4S Cash Solutions crew that was reloading bank machines at a University of Alberta mall and residence where the shooting happened, police said.


13 inmates killed in fiery prison fight

ANKARA — Inmates in a prison in southeastern Turkey set mattresses and blankets afire, starting a blaze that killed 13 prisoners, authorities said Sunday.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the inmates set their bedding on fire after a fight erupted inside a ward housing 18 people late Saturday. Five of the inmates in the prison in the mostly Kurdish and Arabic-speaking city of Sanliurfa were hospitalized, but none was in serious condition.

The prisoners also barricaded the ward’s entrance using beds and other furnishings, hampering rescue efforts by guards, Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin told reporters after he and other ministers visited the prison in the city near the border with Syria.

The five survivors escaped serious injury after shutting themselves in the ward’s bathroom, he said. Inmates in Turkey have set bedding afire in riots in the past to protest poor prison conditions, but authorities insisted that the incident was not a mutiny. There was no explanation, however, as to what sparked the dispute in the ward.

From wire dispatches and staff reports