Nigeria: Death toll in blasts in Christian area 27

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A Christian leader says he carried three bodies from this week’s multiple blasts in the northern Nigerian city of Kano to a military hospital, raising the toll to at least 27 dead.

Tobias Itika of the Christian group Ohaeneze said Friday the three were not counted in a toll from two other hospitals. He said other victims were treated at an orthopedic hospital but he did not have an exact figure. Two other hospitals reported treating 20 wounded.

Nigeria’s military said Islamic extremists Monday night planted multiple bombs around a Kano bar thronged with people.

Tuesday night, extremists killed eight people in an attack targeting teachers and Muslim clerics in northeast Nigeria.

The military warned Thursday of planned “massive attacks” in an ongoing Islamic uprising centered in Nigeria’s northeast.

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