Dozens killed as suicide bombers hit Nigeria mosque

Dozens killed as suicide bombers hit Nigeria mosque
(Friday, October 16, 2015) 18:52

"We counted 42 dead bodies outside the mosque," added Amadu Marte, a vigilante supporting the security forces in the fight against the Islamist Boko Haram group

Dozens of worshippers were killed when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a mosque in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri which has been hit repeatedly by Boko Haram militants, witnesses said.

“All the people in the mosque died. Not a single one escaped,” said Muhtari Ahmadu, a trader near the scene. “We counted 42 dead bodies outside the mosque,” added Amadu Marte, a vigilante supporting the security forces in the fight against the Islamist Boko Haram group.

Borno state police confirmed that the mosque was hit by twin bombings but gave a lower toll of about 14 dead. Following the explosions, the mosque collapsed and injured “many people praying”, the police said in a statement.

Dozens of worshippers were killed when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a mosque in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri which has been hit repeatedly by Boko Haram militants, witnesses said.

“All the people in the mosque died. Not a single one escaped,” said Muhtari Ahmadu, a trader near the scene. “We counted 42 dead bodies outside the mosque,” added Amadu Marte, a vigilante supporting the security forces in the fight against the Islamist Boko Haram group.

Borno state police confirmed that the mosque was hit by twin bombings but gave a lower toll of about 14 dead. Following the explosions, the mosque collapsed and injured “many people praying”, the police said in a statement.

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Dozens of worshippers were killed when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a mosque in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri which has been hit repeatedly by Boko Haram militants, witnesses said.

“All the people in the mosque died. Not a single one escaped,” said Muhtari Ahmadu, a trader near the scene. “We counted 42 dead bodies outside the mosque,” added Amadu Marte, a vigilante supporting the security forces in the fight against the Islamist Boko Haram group.

Borno state police confirmed that the mosque was hit by twin bombings but gave a lower toll of about 14 dead. Following the explosions, the mosque collapsed and injured “many people praying”, the police said in a statement.


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