Two dead after female suicide bomber targets Nigeria petrol station

A bomb hidden in a refrigerator killed one and wounded eight at the crowded bus park in northern Nigeria’s biggest city of Kano last week. REUTERS Photo

A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria’s biggest city of Kano on Monday, killing one other person, a military source said.

The source gave no other details about the attack. It was the third bomb attack in Kano in just 24 hours.

On Sunday, a bomber hurled explosives at worshippers in a Catholic church, killing five and wounding eight. Also on Sunday, a female suicide bomber killed herself while trying to target police officers. Nobody else died in that attack.

There have been no claims of responsibility for any of the blasts, but the prime suspect is likely to be the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which is fighting for an Islamic state in religiously-mixed Nigeria…

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