Friday, July 17, 2015

Explosion in Damaturu as Muslims gather for Eid-el-Fitri prayers

Twin bomb blasts has been reported in Damaturu, Yobe state at the praying ground, where Muslim worshippers had gathered for the Eid-el-Fitri prayers. Death toll as at press time is 10. “The bomb was targeted at the prayer ground in the area and several persons that were injured were taken to General Hospital.”

Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the blasts, but such incidents are usually blamed on Islamist group Boko Haram. On Thursday, some 50 people were killed in bomb attacks at a market in Gombe, around 200 km (120 miles) from Damaturu. Damaturu city experienced two suicide bomb attacks in May.

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