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Blasts Rock Kano, Nigeria Market

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map, Kano, Nigeria

map, Kano, Nigeria

Suicide bombers have killed at least four people at a market in Nigeria's second-largest city, Kano.

A police spokesman (Magaji Musa Majiya) tells VOA two female bombers set off explosives Wednesday in the parking lot of the Kantin Kwari market.

Nigeria's Daily Trust newspaper reports that at least 12 other people were injured.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suspicion will likely fall on militant group Boko Haram.

The radical Islamist group has been blamed for a series of attacks in Kano, including the bombing of the city's central mosque late last month. That attack killed more than 80 people.

Some information in this report was provided by Reuters.