Nigeria: Five injured near mosque by suicide bomb attack

 

Five people were injured when two suicide attackers blew themselves up outside a mosque in a northeastern Nigerian city.

The two female suicide bombers targeting a mosque at Juddumuri near a Federal Court in Maiduguri during early morning prayers were prevented by worshippers and so detonated their bombs outside, said police spokesman Victor Isuku. 

"They were intercepted and prevented by the Muslim worshippers. In the process, one of them detonated her IED (improvised explosive device) vest, killing both of them and injuring five other people," the police said in a statement.

Nobody has claimed responsibility, though residents in the area blamed Boko Haram, which has carried out similar bomb attacks in recent years.

 

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