Hospital: At Least 120 Killed In Nigeria Attacks

By Salon Staff

Published January 21, 2012 2:00PM (EST)

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Hospital records seen by an Associated Press reporter in north Nigeria's largest city show at least 120 people were killed in a series of coordinated attacks by a radical Islamist sect there.

Officals at Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital in Kano, the city's largest, declined to speak to journalists. However, AP reporters counted more than 100 corpses in the hospital's mortuary and saw the records during a visit there Saturday.

More could be dead at other hospitals and clinics in the city of more than 9 million people after attacks Friday claimed by the radical sect known as Boko Haram.

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