Kano GSM Market Attack Update: Young Female Suicide Bombers Kill 15

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Nov 18, 2015 – Kano Mobile Market Attack Update: Young Female Suicide Bombers Kill 15

Police Hunts For Minibus That Dropped Off Suicide Bombers At Kano GSM Market

KPC Officials confirmed today that two young female suicide bombers killed 15 people at a busy mobile phone market in the state capital, Kano.

“A minibus carrying some women came to the Farm Centre GSM market and dropped off one girl aged about 11 and another aged about 18, both wore the hijab,” said Kano police spokesman Musa Magaji Majia.

“One went inside the market, the other stayed outside then they exploded, killing themselves and others nearby,”. “The victims were taken to hospital and it was later confirmed that 15 people died, not including the suicide bombers.” – he told AFP

5 of those who died were among 58 people taken for treatment. Most of the remaining 53 have been treated and released, said Majia.

Kano Police Command has blocked entries and exits to the city as part of a manhunt for the VW Sharan minibus that dropped the two girls at the market, Majia said.

It was said to have 4 other women in it.

[AFP]