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Blast Devastates Northern Nigeria School


Policemen stand at the scene of a bomb blast at the public health college in northern Nigerian city of Kano, June 23, 2014.

Policemen stand at the scene of a bomb blast at the public health college in northern Nigerian city of Kano, June 23, 2014.

Eight people were killed and 20 injured by a bomb that tore through the grounds of the School of Hygiene Monday in the Nigerian city of Kano.

Police say they have detained a suspect in the blast.

An eye witness of the bomb blast gives his account to the Kano commissioner of the police during the police chief's assessment of the situation in Sabon Gari, Kano, May 19, 2014.

An eye witness of the bomb blast gives his account to the Kano commissioner of the police during the police chief's assessment of the situation in Sabon Gari, Kano, May 19, 2014.

Kano has experienced previous attacks blamed on the Boko Haram Islamist militants. It is near three northeastern states that are under a state of emergency because of the terrorist group.

The insurgents still hold more than 200 schoolgirls they kidnapped two months ago.

Boko Haram opposes Western education and medicine, and seek to establish an Islamist state. Thousands of people have been killed by the militants during the past five years, or in government efforts to suppress them.
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