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Bomb attacks kill 24 in Nigeria

At least 24 people were feared killed in a series of explosions that rocked a Christian neighbourhood in Nigeria’s second largest city of Kano, officials said on Tuesday. Residents said the attackers, suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents, carried out four big explosions on Monday targeting pubs on Enugu street in the Muslim-majority northern city.

Twelve persons died at the scene while many were left wounded. However, hospital officials said their mortuary had 24 bodies brought from the scene. Nigeria is fighting an Islamic uprising by Boko Haram based mainly in the northeast where the government has declared emergency. The group has been blamed for coordinated suicide blasts at a bus park in Kano in March that killed at least 41 persons.Kano has been among the cities hardest hit during Boko Haram’s insurgency. The insurgency is estimated to have killed over 3,600 persons since 2009.
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