UPDATED! 18 Dead, 29 Injured As Four Suicide Bombers Attack Borno‎ Mosque During Sunset Prayer

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18 people died and 29 others were wounded on Wednesday after four suicide bombers attacked a mosque in Muna garage area of Borno State during magrib (sunset) prayer.

The Police in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital confirmed the attack and the casualties, which included the four suicide bombers.

A statement from DSP Isuku Victor, PPRO Borno State Police Command on Wednesday evening read, “Today 15/11/2017, at about 1813hrs, four suicide bombers, two males and two females, infiltrated Muna Gari community in konduga LGA, and detonated IED strapped to their bodies at different locations.

“The first explosion occurred at a prayer ground, while the other explosions occurred thereafter, all within the community.

“A total of eighteen persons including the four suicide bombers, died in the multiple explosions.

 “While twenty nine others sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to university of Maiduguri teaching hospital/State Specialist Hospital for medical attention.”

 

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