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Deadly blasts hit Nigeria's second city


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Deadly blasts hit Nigeria's second city

At least seven people have been killed in a series of coordinated bombings and gun attacks in Nigeria’s second city.

Islamist sect Boko Haram reportedly said it was behind the violence, with police stations and a passport office among the buildings targeted in Kano. Like other northern cities, it has been plagued by an insurgency led by the group.

A suicide bomber carried out at least one of the attacks. Those killed include a local TV journalist.

Boko Haram demands the adoption of Sharia law in all of Nigeria, the mainly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south.

A bomb attack on a church outside the capital Abuja, claimed by the group, killed dozens of people on Christmas Day.

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