Dozens killed, injured in suicide bombings in Northeastern Nigeria

 23 Oct 2017 - 10:32

Dozens killed, injured in suicide bombings in Northeastern Nigeria

QNA

Abuja:  At least 13 people have been killed and 16 injured in suicide bombings in Maiduguri, the capital of northeastern state of Borno.

According to a Nigerian military source, three female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a suicide attacks, the deadliest since more than a month, as conflict with Boko Haram group has entered its ninth year.

The source said that the first suicide bomber blew herself up with an explosive belt in front of a small restaurant, while the other two blew themselves up later in the same place.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The area where the incident took place includes a camp inhabited by more than 2 million people who have fled the conflict that left more than 20,000 dead with the militant Boko Haram group.

The conflict shows no sign of retreating despite the government and military's assertions that they are about to defeat Boko Haram.