Twin blasts shock Nigeria, 27 killed

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 02, 2018, 10.56 AM(IST)

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Over two dozens were killed in a twin attack that jolted Nigeria on Tuesday.

The attacks that killed at least 27 and injured about 56 were carried out by two suicide bombers.

One of the blasts took place in Nigeria's Mubi town in Adamawa inside a mosque, while the other bomber exploded the explosive 200 metres outside the same mosque. 

The blast is reportedly planted by the Islamist group Boko Haram who is frequently involved in carrying out bombs attacks in various parts of Africa.

Boka Haram has waged an insurgency war against Africa's most populous country since 2009. 

 

(With inputs from Reuters)