Sunday, September 2, 2012

Explosion kills five Boko Haram in northern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Five suspected Boko Haram bombers on Saturday died while two soldiers and a teenager were injured following a bomb explosion in the Nigeria's northeast city of Maiduguri.

Military sources told Xinhua that the five bombers were killed by the security forces in the city when the fuel-propelled explosion went off.

Spokesperson of the Military-led Joint Task Force (JTF) Lt. Col. Sagir Musa said in a statement that the bombers attacked a patrol team of the task force at Ruwan Zafi, along Dikwa-Gamboru Road of the metropolis on Friday night.

"Fuel Propelled Improvised Explosive Device was used by the terrorists during the attack which resulted to fire outbreak that burnt some adjoining shops," Musa said, adding "five of the bombers were killed" while two soldiers and a teenager were wounded as a result of the encounter.

2012-09-02 06:18:06

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