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Boko Haram Claims Responsibility for Friday Kano Bomb Blast, Shares Photo of Suicide Bomber

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Dreaded terrorist sect, Boko Haram, has released a statement, claiming responsibility for the Kano suicide bomb attack which occured on Friday, the 27th of November.

The blast which killed 21 Muslims, targeted a shiite muslim procession.

The terror group also released a photo of the suicide bomber.

The terror group said in a statement in Arabic on social media, cofirming that one of its bomber “detonated his explosives which led to the death” of the victims on Friday.

“And by the permission of Allah these attacks of ours against Shi’a polytheists will continue ‎until we cleanse the earth of their filth,” it warned.

At least 21 people were initially reported killed but the toll rose after one more person was confirmed dead.

“For now, we have 22 deaths following the death of one more person yesterday. Thirty-eight people have also been injured, two of whom have been discharged from the hospital,” one of the organisers of the march, Ali Kakaki told AFP Saturday.

He said that, despite the attack on Friday, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria members had continued their march from Kano to Zaria in neighbouring Kaduna state, where their leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky is based.

The march is to mark Ashura, which commemorates the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.

“Following the attack, many more of our members have joined the procession,” Kakaki said, adding that they aimed to arrive at their destination next week.

Friday’s attack took place in the village of Dakasoye, some 20 kilometres (13 miles) south of the city of Kano.

One of the procession’s organisers said a bomber clad in black ran into the crowd and detonated his explosives.

While another was caught alive, before he could detonate his bomb.