5 killed as Shiites Muslims, Nigerian troops clash in Zaria over Gaza conflict

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About five people were reportedly killed today after a clash between Nigerian soldiers and Shiite Muslims in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Residents said soldiers exchanged fire with members of the group who were on a procession around the PZ area of the town, in response to the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

The procession, called Muzahara, is an annual ritual after the Ramadan, during which thousands of faithful walk around the city dressed in black.

This year, the Shiites dedicated the march to protesting the ongoing fighting between Israel and the Palestinian militant group, Hamas.

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