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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Teenage suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigerian mosque




A teenage suicide bomber has killed at least 50 people at a mosque in Nigeria, according to police.

At the time of the attack the mosque in Mubi was full of people who were attending morning prayers, the BBC reported.

A witness told AFP that the person responsible for the bombing had appeared to be part of the crowd attending the mosque.

According to The Guardian photos from the scene show a large hole in the wall and blood on the floor.

Teenage suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigerian mosque

Responsibility for the attack has not yet been claimed, however it is fairly common for Boko Haram to attack crowds in the north of the country.

According to the BBC the group has recently increased suicide attacks in the area after some locations it controlled were taken back by the army.

It is thought that roughly 20,000 people have been killed in total by Boko Haram which has been in existence for eight years.




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