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Nigeria Bombing In Christian City Of Kano Kills At Least 27

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A woman covers her nose with her veil from blood smell at the scene of an explosion targeting an open-air beer garden at Enugu Road in the downtown Sabon Gari neighbourhood of Kano on July 30, 2013. (AMINU ABUBAKAR/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty

KANO, Nigeria -- A Christian leader says he carried three bodies from this week's multiple blasts in the northern Nigerian city of Kano to a military hospital, raising the toll to at least 27 dead.

Tobias Itika of the Christian group Ohaeneze said Friday the three were not counted in a toll from two other hospitals. He said other victims were treated at an orthopedic hospital but he did not have an exact figure. Two other hospitals reported treating 20 wounded.

Nigeria's military said Islamic extremists Monday night planted multiple bombs around a Kano bar thronged with people.

Tuesday night, extremists killed eight people in an attack targeting teachers and Muslim clerics in northeast Nigeria.

The military warned Thursday of planned "massive attacks" in an ongoing Islamic uprising centered in Nigeria's northeast.

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