Islamist bombers kill 20 in Niger attacks, seize hostages
The unprecedented attacks were claimed by an Islamist group as revenge for Niger's involvement in a French-led military offensive in neighbouring Mali and come just four months after Al-Qaeda linked militants seized a desert gas plant in neighbouring Algeria in a siege that left 38 hostages dead.
The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), one of the Islamist groups which seized control of northern Mali last year before being driven out by French-led troops, claimed the near simultaneous bombings at the Agadez army base and the French majority-owned uranium mine in Arlit.
"Thanks to Allah, we have carried out two operations against the enemies of Islam in Niger," MUJAO spokesman Abu Walid Sahraoui told AFP....
"Thanks to Allah, we have carried out two operations against the enemies of Islam in Niger,"
Amazing what people thank God for and how shallow their understanding of Him is. Not saying that I understand, but I know enough that I would never ask or thank Him for evil. No matter what a person has done in this life, I wouldn't wish eternal condemnation upon them and can't imagine the shock and horror they experience when finally knowing the truth upon death. The unimaginable horror of being cast away for eternity, to Hades, and then the lake of fire, and not being able to do anything about it.