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8 bomb-laden cars discovered in Kano

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KANO  (AFP) – Police in the city of Kano, which is reeling from a wave of attacks that killed at least 160 people last week, discovered eight bomb-laden cars on Monday, a police official said.

“We have discovered eight bomb-laden cars in different areas of the city,” a senior police officer said on condition of anonymity. “We are still facing serious security threats.”

Residents of Kano said on Sunday a bomb-laden car was found abandoned outside a government-run fuel station but that the explosives were defused by police.

The bombs found on Monday were all home-made and were left in cars abandoned by roadsides in the city, the police official said.

On Friday, bombs were set off and gun battles raged in coordinated attacks launched after Muslim prayers in Nigeria’s second largest city, with a police headquarters and other police stations, a secret police building and immigration offices targeted.

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