Saturday, November 5, 2011

Nigeria bomb attacks 'kill dozens' in Damaturu

5 November 2011

A series of bomb attacks in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Damaturu has killed at least 30 people, reports say.
Witnesses said the bombs hit several targets, including churches and the headquarters of the Yobe state police.
The BBC's Jonah Fisher, in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, says gunfire lasted into the night and residents were said to be fleeing.
It follows attacks on security forces in the nearby city of Maiduguri blamed on the Islamist Boko Haram group.
There are reports from a hospital in Damaturu that as many as 60 people may have been killed.

An unnamed local government official in Damaturu was quoted by AFP news agency as saying that hundreds of wounded people were being treated in the hospital.

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