The police in Kano have confirmed the death of five persons, including two female suicide bombers, in an explosion which occurred at the GSM Market located at Farm Centre in Kano metropolis, on Wednesday.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Muhammad Katsina, confirmed the death while briefing newsmen in Kano.

Katsina also said that eight other persons sustained injuries during the incident which happened around 4.30 p.m.

According to him, the incident happened when a Sharon space wagon vehicle arrived at the market with six passengers and dropped two females at the market.

He said soon after the suspects alighted from the vehicle, the suspects entered the GSM market through different gates and detonated the bomb.

The commissioner said five persons, including the bombers lost their lives, while 8 others were injured.

He said that the injured ones had since been taken to hospital for treatment.

He called on residents to be extra careful and report any suspected character or movement to security agents for prompt response. (NAN).