Thursday, February 16, 2012

Nigeria: Kaduna police bomb disposal officer killed

14 February 2012

A Nigerian bomb disposal officer has been killed when an explosive device he was trying to defuse went off, a police spokesperson has said.

The device was wrapped in a carrier bag and hidden behind an electricity pole in the residential area of Ungwar Sarki in the northern city of Kaduna.

A BBC correspondent at the scene says the police bomb squad was called in after reports of a first explosion.

Last week, Kaduna was hit by other blasts, including a suicide bomber.

The Islamist Boko Haram group, which want to establish Islamic law in Nigeria, claimed it was behind those attacks.

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