Blasts in Two Nigerian Cities Wound At Least 4
[An Nahar] Two kabooms Monday rocked two different Nigerian cities repeatedly hit by attacks blamed on Islamist jihad boy group Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
, wounding at least four people, police and residents said.

The kabooms occurred in Kano, the largest city in northern Nigeria, and Maiduguri, the northeastern city at the heart of Boko Haram's insurgency.

A blast outside a mosque near Kano's main textile market went off around 8:30 am in an area where traffic police were stationed, residents said. The area was later cordoned off by troops and coppers, Agence La Belle France Presse reported.

Police said the blast was caused by a "time-bomb" and left three traffic police and a passerby maimed.

"There was an kaboom around the Kantin Kwari market targeting some traffic personnel," police front man Magaji Majia said.

"Four people were maimed. They included a federal road safety personnel, a Hisbah personnel and a state traffic warden as well as a passerby."

The Hisbah are the local sharia police.

Residents of Maiduguri reported a huge kaboom but did not yet know details.

"There was a very heavy kaboom this morning that shook the entire city," a resident said.

Posted by: Fred 2012-12-04