25 dead in suspected suicide attack in Zaria, northern Nigeria

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KANO, Nigeria: At least 25 people were killed on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) when a bomb blast ripped through a government office in northern Nigeria in a suspected suicide attack likely to be blamed on the Boko Haram Islamist group. The explosion occurred in the town of Zaria at about 9:00 am local time, as primary-school teachers and public-sector workers were queueing for identity checks, according to witnesses. “An IED [improvised explosive device]most likely carried by a suicide bomber” was used in the attack, which killed 25 people, including a two-year-old child, Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai said. El-Rufai added in the statement posted on his Facebook account that 32 others were injured and were being treated in hospital.

AFP

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