A bomb exploded today at the St. Charles Catholic Church in the ancient city of Kano, Kano State, Nigeria shortly after the end of Mass.
Frank Mba, the public relations officer of the Nigerian police, confirmed the attack. An eyewitness source said a bomber threw an explosive into the church premises soon after the end of today’s church service.
The bombing killed five people and injured 8, said the police source, adding that, among the dead, was a soldier assigned to guard the premises of the church.
Today’s bombing attack at the church is the third terrorist incident in Kano in recent times. Two previous attempts to attack a mosque and a university were thwarted by the police in the city.
Source: Sahara Reporters