Bomb blasts kill 10 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed

YOLA- Two explosions ripped through a bustling market in northeast Nigeria's Madagali town Friday morning, and a survivor says they killed at least 10 people.


Boko Haram fighters are blamed for the attack on the edge of the Islamic extremist group's Sambisa Forest stronghold, which Nigeria's military has been bombing ahead of ground assaults. Since the military has dislodged the extremists from towns and villages this year, the insurgents have been attacking soft targets.


Madagali was liberated last year after months in the hands of Boko Haram. It is 150 kilometers (95 miles) southeast of the biggest northeastern city, Maiduguri.


Friday's blasts struck simultaneously at opposite ends of the market selling grains and vegetables, according to Ahmadu Gulak, a driver who was buying tea there. He told The Associated Press he counted at least 10 bodies and dozens of wounded being ferried to a nearby hospital.


פרסום ראשון: 12.09.16, 15:53