Religious violence erupts again in north Nigeria

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JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Religious violence between Christians and Muslims in northern Nigeria has erupted again after fighting earlier in the week left at least 27 people dead.

Security forces ordered everyone to remain indoors Tuesday after police and soldiers’ efforts to contain the violence apparently failed.

A local mosque says more than 300 people were injured in the fighting that began Sunday after officials say Muslim youths set fire to a Catholic church. A local Red Cross official has said the fighting left about 5,000 people homeless after rioters set fire to government buildings, mosques, churches and homes.