Wednesday, February 20, 2013

3 dead, 2 wounded in Nigeria suicide bomb attack

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Three people including a suicide bomber were killed after the explosion on Wednesday in Nigeria's northeastern city Miaduguri, local military confirmed.

Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa, spokesman of the Joint Task Force (JTF) said the suicide bomber suspected of links to the West African country's Boko Haram sect targeted a patrol team at Post Office Round About in Maiduguri metropolis.

"An Improvised Explosive Device targeted at JTF patrol team exploded at Post Office roundabout in Maiduguri metropolis at about 1:00 p.m. today," he said in a statement reaching Xinhua. The explosion led to the death of 3 people including the bomber and wounded two others, he said, adding the JTF vehicle was damaged.

Musa declined to give further details of the incident as efforts are being made to clear the debris and rescue the affected persons.

Maiduguri, seen as the base of the Boko Harm militia, has witnessed a series of deadly attacks in the past two years.

 2013-02-21 00:28:20

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