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Apr292012

Attackers Open Fire and Bomb Bayero University in Nigeria; Six Dead 

AMINU ABUBAKAR/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) -- At least 16 people are dead and six others are in serious condition after gunmen attacked a university in Kano, Nigeria, the BBC reports.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack at Bayero University, where a Christian worship service was underway, but the militant group known as Boko Haram is active in the city, and has recently attacked churches, the BBC says. In addition to firing guns, police said the attackers used small explosives inside soft drink cans, a method known to be used by Boko Haram, according to the BBC.

Police are searching for the assailants.

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