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Deadly bombings claim dozens in Kano, Nigeria

Co-ordinated attacks by Islamist militants in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Friday killed at least 120 people, witnesses and reports say.

Hospitals and mortuaries are struggling to deal with the numbers of killed and injured still arriving.

A series of explosions ripped apart police buildings around the city, which is now under a 24-hour curfew.

The Boko Haram group said they carried out the attacks, which would be their bloodiest assault to date.

The BBC's Mark Doyle describes the scene at the morgue in Kano.

  • 21 Jan 2012
  • From the section Africa
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