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Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack
Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack
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Sources from Kano, Nigeria reported that two blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state Saturday evening targeting people returning from celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, in an attack bearing all the hallmarks of Boko Haram. Meanwhile following the suicide bombings, the jihadists fired rocket propelled grenades into the crowds that had gathered at the scene of the attacks, driving the number of casualties higher.



Militia leader Babakura Kolo told "There were two suicide attacks and rocket propelled grenade explosions in Damboa last night which killed 31 people and left several others injured”.  Moreover two suicide bombers detonated their explosives in Shuwari and nearby Abachari neighborhoods in the town around 10:45 pm (2145GMT), killing six residents, said Kolo, speaking from the state capital Maiduguri, which is 88 kilometers from the town. Kolo said "No one needs to be told this is the work of Boko Haram”.

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack

Moreover a local government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the death toll. The official added "The latest death toll is now 31 but it may increase because many among the injured may not survive”. Further the jihadist group has deployed suicide bombers, many of them young girls, in mosques, markets and camps housing people displaced by the nine-year insurgency which has devastated Nigeria's northeast.

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack
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