Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Blasts in Nigeria's second city of Kano kill six

KANO: A series of explosions rocked Nigeria’s second city of Kano on Monday, killing at least six people and sparking panic in a neighbourhood previously targeted by Boko Haram Islamists.
The Sabon Gari area of Kano, where four blasts were reported, is full of outdoor bars and eateries and known for its bustling nightlife.
“We have had some explosions in Sabon Gari this evening. The explosions happened at open-air beer parlours, where people were playing snooker,” Kano State Police Commissioner Musa Daura told AFP.
“I can confirm six dead and six others injured,” he said, adding that the cause of the blasts was not yet known.
The blame was likely to fall on Boko Haram, the insurgent group which says it is fighting to create an Islamic state in Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north.
Residents described the area as being littered with the personal belonging of those who ran in fear once the explosions began.


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