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Guards held in bank bombing

©Associated Press
February 7, 2003

LAGOS, Nigeria -- Two security guards were detained in connection with a weekend bombing that flattened a bank building, killing at least 46 people, authorities said Thursday.

The two worked for a company that guarded the Prudent Bank. Six other people, including the bank manager and five employees, arrested Wednesday for questioning were released.

Lagos police officials would not provide details.

After initially saying the blast was an accident, authorities on Wednesday reclassified the incident as a bombing after discovering explosives at the scene.

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