Five dead in bombing of church in north Nigeria's Kano

People and security personnel stand at the scene of a blast in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, on July 24, 2014Nigeria’s northern city of Kano on Sunday cancelled celebrations to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan after two bomb attacks blamed on the Islamist group Boko Haram. At least five people were killed and eight were injured in a bomb attack on a Catholic church in a mainly Christian area of the city, the largest in Nigeria’s north, police said. “We suspect an IED (improvised explosive device) that was thrown from across the road” at the church in Kano’s Sabon Gari district, which has previously been targeted by Boko Haram, he added.

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