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Eleven killed in Nigeria attack

Eleven people have been killed in a fresh attack in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Red Cross now estimates more than 150 people died in Friday's attack in Kano, which saw at least two suicide bombers from the radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram detonate explosive-laden cars.

The scope of Friday's attack, apparently planned to free sect members held by authorities here, left even President Goodluck Jonathan speechless as he toured what remained of a regional police headquarters on Sunday.

"The federal government will not rest until we arrest the perpetrators of this act," said the president. ""They are not spirits, they are not ghosts."

The latest attack took place nearly 200 miles from Kano in the northern state of Bauchi.

Bauchi state commissioner of police Ikechukwu Aduba said the attack happened overnight.

He said a total of 11 people were killed, including civilians, police and army personnel who were running a checkpoint.

Mr Aduba said at least two churches were also attacked in a separate incident in the state.

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