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Boko Haram

Bombings kill 162

21 Jan, 2012

Coordinated bombings, including at least two suicide attacks, as well as gun battles across Kano, Nigeria’s second-largest city, kill at least 162 people.  A number of police and immigration offices are targeted, as well as residences.  There are at least 20 blasts heard, and gunfire breaks out in several areas.  A local TV reporter is killed while covering the shooting.  Authorities impose a curfew on the city.