A rescue official says a car laden with explosives detonated outside of a Catholic church in a restive city in central Nigeria, killing at least three people and injuring others. The blast happened Sunday morning outside of St. Sinba's Catholic Church in the city of Jos. The official says the bomber was apparently stopped before his car entered the church's compound. The rescue official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to release casualty figures to journalists. Plateau state spokesman Pam Ayuba confirmed the blast and said authorities are trying to secure the area and investigate. This is just the latest attack targeting a church in Jos, where thousands have died in the last decade in violence pitting Christians and Muslims against each other.