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Blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria: police

Blasts have killed at least 20 people in northeast Nigeria, police said, while residents said the toll was even higher in the largest attack for weeks in a region blighted by the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency.

Blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria: police

Blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria: police

STEPANAKERT, JUNE 18, ARTSAKHPRESS: In an emailed statement issued on Sunday, the police said 20 people had been killed and 48 injured. Two residents however said they had counted at least 31 dead.

The explosions occurred in the Damboa local government area in the south of Borno state, on Saturday at around 8:30 p.m. (1930 GMT). Witnesses spoke of at least one rocket attack.

Security in Nigeria has become a major challenge for President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler whose 2015 election win was largely due to his vow to crush Boko Haram.


     

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