At least 120 people were killed and 270 others injured on Friday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders.
The attack at the Grand Mosque in Kano came just as Friday prayers had started. The blasts came after a bomb attack was foiled against a mosque in the northeastern city of Maiduguri earlier on Friday, five days after two female suicide bombers killed over 45 people in the city.
A crowd gathers at the scene of multiple bombings at Kano central mosque on Friday. Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers. (Reuters)
People gather around the remains of a suicide bomber at Kano central mosque on Friday. (Reuters)
Bomb detection security personnel inspect the wreckage of a car believed to be used in the Kano central mosque bombing on Friday. (Reuters)
The remains of a victim of the Kano central mosque bombing is wheeled into the Murtala Mohammed specialist Hospital on Friday. (Reuters)
Civilians who fled their homes following an attack by Islamist militants, in North East Nigeria wait to use the wash room at the camp for internally displaced people in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday. (AP Photo)
Blood stains the floor of the accident and emergency ward of the Nassarawa Specilist hospital as victims of twin suicide blasts at Kano central mosque in northern Nigeria's largest city of Kano are treated on Friday. (AFP Photo)