Bomb explodes near north Nigeria Islamic school

LAGOS, Nigeria - (AP) -- Officials say a bomb detonated in northern Nigeria near an Islamic
boarding school, causing unknown casualties.
Yushau Shuaib, a spokesman for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency, said the
bomb blew up Sunday morning in Zaria, a city in the far north of Kaduna state. Shuaib said there
was gunfire afterward as soldiers and police arrived. Police officials could not be immediately
reached for comment.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. A radical Islamist sect known as
Boko Haram has carried out bombings and shootings throughout northern Nigeria.
Kaduna state is on the ethnic and religious fault line that runs between Nigeria's predominantly
Christian south and Muslim north. Ethnic and religious violence there following Nigeria's 2011
presidential election saw hundreds killed.
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