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Scores Feared Dead In Kano Explosion



A blast hit Kano on Sunday, in a street with many bars and night spots.

Scores were feared dead in the explosion which witnesses quoted by the AFP news agency said was caused by a suspected car bomb.

The blast took place in an area mostly inhabited by Christians from southern Nigeria, the Reuters news agency reports.

The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has carried out attacks in Kano State.

Witnesses quoted by AFP said that the blast could be heard from several miles away and happened on a busy road lined with bars in the predominantly Christian area of Sabon Gari.


The blast comes as the Nigerian authorities continue the search for more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Kano police spokesman, Musa Majiya, said it was too early to say if the blast in the Sabon Gari or “foreign quarter” of the North’s biggest city had caused any casualties.

But witness Abdul Dafar, who lives a block away, told Reuters he saw at least four dead bodies after the explosion.

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