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Shiite Nigerian Muslims Clash In Zaria Over Gaza Conflict, 11 Killed

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Eleven people were feared killed Friday after a clash between Nigerian soldiers and Shiite Muslims in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Reports say Nigerian oldiers exchanged fire with members of the group who were on a procession around the PZ area of the town, in response to the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

About 40 other Muslims sustained various degrees of gunshot injuries in the procession, called Muzahara, an annual ritual after the Ramadan, during which thousands of faithful walk around the city dressed in black.

This year, the Shiites dedicated the march to protesting the ongoing fighting between Israel and the Palestinian militant group, Hamas.
Details of the clash are still sketchy, but residents reported prolonged gunfire that lasted about an hour.

Quds day is an annual peaceful ?procession being organised in the last 25 years in Nigeria by the Islamic Movement under the leadership of Sheikh Zakzaky.

The procession took place in major Nigerian cities such as Kaduna, Jos, Kano, Potiskum.

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