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Two police officers killed in Nigeria's Kano

Unidentified gunmen on motorcycles shoot down two policemen in Nigeria's violence-wracked northern city of Kano

AP , Thursday 23 Feb 2012
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Authorities say two police officers were killed and two others wounded in an attack in a northern Nigeria city.

The attack happened Thursday morning in Kano, a city of 9 million in Nigeria's Muslim north. Police said in a statement that gunmen riding on motorcycles shot at a group of officers patrolling a street on foot.

The shooting comes after at least 185 people died in Kano last month in a coordinated assault by the radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram.

Boko Haram is waging an increasingly violent campaign against Nigeria's weak central government across its north.

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