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Five killed in explosion in northern Nigeria

English.news.cn   2014-05-19 12:23:36            

ABUJA, May 19 (Xinhua) -- An explosion in a Christian-dominated area in Nigeria's northern city of Kano killed at least five people and injured four others on Sunday night, the police said.

A car exploded on a busy road in Sabon-Gari area of Kano, capital city of the Kano state, at about 9:30 p.m. (2030 GMT) when the area was usually crowded with street hawkers and traders, state police spokesman Musa Majiya told Xinhua by phone.

Bomb disposal experts had been dispatched to the scene, said the spokesman.

Although it was thought to be a car bombing, no one or organization has claimed responsibility.

The same area witnessed two major bombings last year -- one at a bus terminus and another at a fun spot, killing more than 100 people in total.

Nigeria faces the insurgency of Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for many previous bombings in the West African country.

Editor: Mengjie
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