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3 killed in bomb blast in northeast Nigeria

3 killed in bomb blast in northeast Nigeria

Authorities say three people have died in a van blast in Nigeria's restive northeast.
Maj. Gen. Jack Nwachukwu Nwaogbo told The Associated Press on Tuesday that an explosive went off under the van Monday evening as its driver slowed down at a military checkpoint in the city of Maiduguri.
He said the three victims had been riding in the van.
Authorities blame a radical Muslim sect locally known as Boko Haram for the bombing, the latest in a string of attacks which have targeted security officers, local leaders and clerics in the area over the last year.
The group, whose name means "Western education is sacrilege," has claimed responsibility, in unverified statements, for a series of bombings in northern Nigeria.


Updated : 2021-02-26 13:28 GMT+08:00