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At least 7 killed in Nigerian blasts

01-21-2012 08:08 BJT

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According to local police, three heavy explosions hit police headquarters in Nigeria's northern city of Kano on Friday.

Witnesses say at least seven people have been killed in the series of coordinated attacks. One witness stated that he saw the bodies of three police officers and a local journalist after a bomb blast at a regional police headquarters.

Smoke rises from the police headquarters as people run for safety in Nigeria's
northern city of Kano January 20, 2012.

Police and emergency management officials have yet to indicate the number of casualties from the attacks. The Islamist sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility.

People watch as smoke rises from the police headquarters after it was hit by a blast
in Nigeria's northern city of Kano January 20, 2012.

Soldiers stand guard on a major road in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.

Protesters run away from tear gas fired by police officers during a demonstration
against spiraling fuel prices in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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