Bomb attack on church in Nigeria's Kano kills five

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 27, 2014 10:53 AM

KANO (Reuters) - A bomb attack on a Catholic church in northern Nigeria's main city of Kano killed five people and wounded eight on Sunday, a senior police officer said.

The bomber threw the bomb at worshippers on their way out of the church, police commissioner Adenrele Shinaba told Reuters.

Police cordoned off the scene.

In a separate attack, a female suicide bomber tried to attack police officers on the streets. She killed herself but only wounded to of them, Shinaba said.

(Reporting by Nneluke Ikemfuna; Writing by Tim Cocks)