19 Mar '13, 7pm

Suicide bombers kill 22 people in Nigeria

Yesterday a pair of suicide bombers killed 22 Nigerians and wounded an estimated 65 more in an attack at a bus station in Kano, according to reports from the African country. The suicide bombers attacked "Kano's Sabon Gari district, an area mostly inhabited by migrants from the southern Christian Igbo ethnic group," according to Bloomberg . The blasts were large enough to destroy five buses. While no group has claimed credit for the attack, it was likely carried out by Boko Haram or Ansar al-Muslimeen in the Land of Black Africans (which is also known as Ansaru), a splinter faction that recently executed seven foreign hostages . Both groups are known to have ties to al Qaeda, and support jihadist operations in neighboring Mali. Documents seized at Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan showed that top-level Boko Haram leaders have been in touch with al Qaeda, a...

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