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Nigeria police say foiled fresh car bombing in Kano

A soldier walks by the wreckage of a car at the scene of a suicide blast at the predominantly Christian Sabon Gari neighbourhood in Kano, northern Nigeria. AFP PHOTO AMINU ABUBAKAR

LAGOS: Nigeria police said on Monday that they thwarted a fresh attempt to detonate a car bomb in Kano, a day after a bombing killed four people in an area of the city attacked repeatedly by Boko Haram.

"The police in Kano today... (at) about 9:00am (0800 GMT) averted what could have been another devastating bomb blast in the ancient city of Kano," a statement said.

The vehicle was packed with material for an improvised explosive device but was recovered and made safe before it could be detonated, they added.

 

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