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Red Cross: 'Many' dead, injured in Nigeria attacks
Nigerian Red Cross: 'Many' dead, injured in sect attacks on main city in Nigeria's north
By The Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) ' A spokesman for the Nigerian Red Cross says that "many" are dead and injured after a series of coordinated attacks claimed by a radical Islamist sect in the largest city in the country's north.

Nwakpa O. Nwakpa told The Associated Press Saturday that volunteers continue to treat the wounded and collect corpses left behind by the attacks Friday on the city of Kano.

Nwakpa said no officials had an estimate on the scale of the attack. However, Nwakpa said: "From what they are saying, there are many involved, either wounded or dead."

Police said the attacks hit at least eight security posts in the city. Witnesses said at least seven people were killed in the attacks, though the scope of the assault suggests the death toll could rise.

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