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Nigeria: 13 killed in twin blasts

Suicide bombers suspected to be Boko Haram detonated explosives in two locations

23.10.2017
Nigeria: 13 killed in twin blasts

By Olarewaju Kola Maiduguri

Maiduguri, Nigeria

Thirteen civilians were killed in twin bomb blasts Sunday night in the northeast Maiduguri city.

Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu confirmed that three suicide bombers suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents detonated IEDs (Improvised explosive devises) at different locations, killing themselves and 13 other locals.

The first blast occurred at a bus station, Muna Garage, at about 8:20 pm local time.

Two female bombers also blew up themselves at Muna Dalti, a few metres from the scene of the first explosion.

In both blasts, 18 people were injured.

An emergency worker who wished not to be named said the bombers targeted crowded areas as people gathered to dine at local eateries near the bus station.

The explosion came nearly two weeks after four suicide bombers killed themselves while attempting to scale the perametre fence of a public hospital at the outskirt of the city. 

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