Death toll from bombings in Nigeria's Kano doubles to 24

The death toll from a series of bombings in a mainly Christian area of the northern Nigerian city of Kano has doubled to 24, a hospital spokesman said on Tuesday.

"We have at the moment 24 dead bodies in our morgue and three patients in our emergency ward from the explosions in Sabon Gari last night," said Aminu Inuwa, spokesman for the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano, the largest city in northern Nigeria. "The dead had shrapnel wounds on them."