Bomb attack on church in Nigeria's kano kills 5

by Reuters
Sunday, 27 July 2014 14:47 GMT

KANO, July 27 (Reuters) - A bomb attack on a Catholic church in northern Nigeria's main city of Kano killed five people and wounded eight on Sunday, a senior police officer said.

The bomber threw the bomb at worshippers on their way out of the church, police commissioner Adenrele Shinaba told Reuters. Police cordoned off the scene.

In a separate attack, a female suicide bomber tried to attack police officers on the streets. She killed herself but only wounded to of them, Shinaba said. (Reporting by Nneluke Ikemfuna; Writing by Tim Cocks)

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