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Nigeria: Blast kills 10-yr-old boy, injures 10

| July 27, 2012 More

Nigeria: Blast kills 10-yr-old boy, injures 10
Abuja: A 10-year-old boy was killed and 10 people were injured in a bomb blast in Nigeria’s northern city of Bauchi, police said on Monday.

“There was an IED explosion in Bayan Gari last evening. A boy died and 10 people were injured. The wounded have been taken to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital in Bauchi.” State Police Commissioner Mohammed Ladan said.

Nigeria: Blast kills 10-yr-old boy, injures 10



Another security source who opted for anonymity claimed that the bomb was not targetted at anybody but was a leftover of an earlier bomb that exploded in the area recently.

Nigeria: Blast kills 10-yr-old boy, injures 10

He said some people who were drinking beer inside a bar and five passers-by were injured. But police said the bomb was planted in a wheelbarrow by a fruit seller.

Bauchi city is the capital of Bauchi state and has come under frequent bomb attacks by the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram which plans to establish a Muslim Emirate in northern part of Nigeria.

PTI

Category: Bauchi State News

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