'Many shot' as Nigeria police and Shia pilgrims clash in Kano
A number of Nigerian Shia Muslims on a religious procession have been shot during clashes with police in the northern city of Kano, reports say.
At least 10 pilgrims were killed, the AFP reported. Police said one officer had died, Reuters reported.
The group behind the procession, the Iran-backed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), has a history of tension with the security forces.
Last December troops killed 349 of its members during a crackdown.
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