Authors: Jeanette Torres
(ABUJA, Nigeria) -- The United Nations building in Abuja, Nigeria was struck by a suicide bomber Friday morning, causing significant damage to the structure and raising fears over the number of fatalities.
According to a Nigerian reporter who was at the scene and spoke to ABC News, police believe the bomber drove his car past the barriers in the rear entrance of the building -- where security is lighter -- rushed out of his car, and blew himself up on the ground floor near the reception area.
The reporter told ABC News that nearly all of the glass in the building had shattered and that the first three floors were completely gutted. The reporter also said bodies were seen being carried out of the building and many people were being taken to nearby hospitals. The total number of fatalities is not yet known.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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