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Suicide bombs in Nigeria's Kaduna kill 82; ex-leader Buhari targeted

By Reuters in Kaduna, Nigeria ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-07-25 07:22:37

At least 82 people were killed on Wednesday in two suicide bombings in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna, one aimed at opposition leader and ex-president Muhammadu Buhari and another at a moderate Muslim cleric about to lead a crowd in prayer.

The attacks bore the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which considers all those who do not share its views to be enemies. But it may also have been linked to politics before the 2015 elections.

In the deadliest attack, a bomber in a car full of explosives hurtled toward Buhari's convoy at the crowded Kawo market, his son told Reuters on the scene and police said later. A Red Cross official said at least 50 people were killed there.

Suicide bombs in Nigeria's Kaduna kill 82; ex-leader Buhari targeted

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