Multiple blasts kill 13 in northeastern Nigeria

Nigeria's defense headquarters confirmed one of the attacks on its Twitter page but did not give details

Multiple blasts kill 13 in northeastern Nigeria

World Bulletin/News Desk

At least 13 people have reportedly been killed in multiple explosions in the northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum in Yobe State.

"The explosions resulted from two suicide bombers within ten minutes from each other, both inside mosques after Maghreb (dusk prayer) on Tuesday," a hospital source told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.

"Up to 13 dead victims and 35 injured persons have been brought to hospital with many others injured," the source said.

Nigeria's defense headquarters confirmed one of the attacks on its Twitter page but did not give details.

Another medic confirmed the attacks.

"The first blast occurred at Alkali mosque near the palace of the emir of Fika at about 7:30p.m. Tuesday while the second one came about five minutes later at Sakafa Muslim Brother Mosque," Abdul Maidala said.

Yobe is one of the three northeastern states under emergency rule as part of what government calls multi-approach efforts to combat a violent insurgency in the country.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Temmuz 2014, 14:08

Muhammed Öylek

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