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One dead in Bauchi blast

| July 24, 2012 More

Police in Bauchi have launched  investigation into last night’s explosion  in the state capital.

A six-year-old boy was killed and 10 others injured when a bomb hidden inside a wheelbarrow exploded near a beer garden. 

The explosion struck a bar where people gathered to take beer, despite the state being ruled under Shariah law. 

Bauchi State Police Commissioner Mohammed Ladan said the blast killed the boy, who was near the bar. 

But some eye witnesses said four people were feared dead. 

Adamu Abubakar, a Red Cross official, said security forces had surrounded the area. 

Bauchi has been previously struck by sectarian violence sweeping across the north with Islamist sect Boko Haram claiming responsibility for most of the attacks. 

However, the sect did not immediately claim responsibility for yesterday’s attack.

Category: Bauchi State News

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