Attack on Nigeria mosque kills at least 3

Jan 08, 2014, 9:08 AM EST
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.
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Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, governor of Kano state, was not hurt in the attack, although some local officials claim it was ordered as punishment: the governor is a prominent defector from embattled President Goodluck Jonathan's party. No group has yet claimed responsbility for the attack, and analysts see it as a harbinger of further political violence in the run-up to Nigeria's elections.