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Bombs, gunfire kill 81 during crowded Friday prayers in Nigeria central mosque

Bombs, gunfire kill 81 during crowded Friday prayers in Nigeria central mosque

November 29, 2014

KANO (Nigeria), Nov 29 — Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria’s biggest city Kano yesterday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants. Blasts from the coordinated assault rang out as scores of people packed into the ancient building’s courtyard for afternoon prayers. “These people have bombed the mosque. I am face to face with people... Read more

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A protester is detained during a confrontation with the police as protesters try to block a side street at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong early November 29, 2014. — Reuters pic

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