Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Nigeria: Toll Rises and New Attacks Are Foiled in City

New York Times (AFP)
23 January 2012

The police foiled fresh attacks in the northern city of Kano on Monday, discovering 10 bomb-laden cars and hundreds of other unexploded devices from a wave of deadly violence last week. The attacks on Friday, claimed by the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram, killed at least 184 people and stoked fears of civil war. On Monday, the police said they had found large numbers of explosive devices, including 10 cars packed with bombs, and about 300 drink cans, eight powdered milk cans and eight 350-kilogram drums loaded with explosives. They also said that in the attacks on Friday, which mainly targeted police buildings, five of the assailants were suicide bombers.

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