Death toll in Nigeria's Kano at least 178 -doctor

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Posted: Jan 22, 2012 6:18 AM
Death toll in Nigeria's Kano at least 178 -doctor

KANO (Reuters) - The death toll from gun and bomb attacks in the northern Nigerian city of Kano has risen to at least 178, a doctor in its main hospital said on Sunday, making this by far the deadliest attack claimed by the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram.

"We have 178 people killed in the two main hospitals," the senior doctor in Kano's Murtala Mohammed hospital said following Friday's attacks, citing records from his own and the other main hospital of Nasarawa.

"There could be more, because some bodies have not yet come in and others were collected early."

(Reporting by Mike Oboh; writing by Tim Cocks; editing by David Stamp)