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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

15 Confirmed Dead, 50 Wounded As Another Bomb Blast Hits The Ancient City Of Kano (Graphic Photos)

Kano attack survivor

Kano bomb blasts victims

Twin Bomb explosions have gone off right at the heart of the popular GSM market, Nassarawa GRA axis of Kano state on Wednesday, November 18, leaving 15 people dead and 50 wounded 

Reports state that the first Improvised Explosive Device, IED, was detonated close to the market generator, while the second bomb went off at the heart of the market.

A teenage suicide bomber believed to be working for the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group was said to be behind the first explosion at the entrance of the market while another female  suicide bomber was said to have ferried the second device which exploded near a pavilion in the centre of the market.

Though details of the incident are still sketchy, many people are however believed to have been killed and several others injured.

The tragic inicident is happening less than 24 hours after a similar explosion rocked a crowded park in Yola, the Adamawa state capital, leaving at least 34 people dead and 80 injured.

The number of people killed by suicide bomb blasts at a mobile phone market in Kano has risen to 15, police in the northern Nigerian city say 

About 50 others were also wounded in the attack carried out by two female suicide bombers.

This is the first attack Kano city has suffered for about six months.

See more photos from the incident below and photo credit to BBC Africa

Kano bomb blasts victims
Kano bomb blasts victims
Kano bomb blasts victims
People helping someone injured in the mobile phone market in Kano, Nigeria
Farm Centre market in Kano
Scene at mobile phone market in Kano

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