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6 killed in Nigerian bomb attack
30 Jul 2014 21:09
A suicide bomber blew herself up at a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano today, killing six people in the fourth such attack there in less than a week.
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Six other people were critically wounded by the bomber who targeted youths in Kano Polytechnic, government spokesman Mike Omeri said.
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There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although militant group Boko Haram, which is fighting for an Islamic state in religiously-mixed Nigeria, has repeatedly bombed Kano.
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Using female suicide bombers in the city appears to be a new tactic of Boko Haram, although they have used them on occasion for years in the northeast.
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Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a trade show and a petrol station in Kano on Monday, killing one other person and injuring at least six others.
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On Sunday, a female suicide bomber killed herself but no one else while trying to target police officers.
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Meanwhile, Nigerian forces have arrested two Boko Haram suspects who were travelling with a ten-year-old girl with explosives strapped to her.
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The suspects had been intercepted in a Honda CRV car travelling along a road in the north's Katsina state.
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