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Blast targets football fans in Nigeria, at least 14 killed

Published time: June 01, 2014 20:26
Edited time: June 01, 2014 22:56
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At least 14 have been killed and 12 others injured in an explosion at a television viewing center for football in Mubi, northeast Nigeria, according to police and military.

"So far we have 14 dead while 12 are injured, some of them critically," police spokesman for Adamawa state, Usman Abubakar, told Reuters.

A witness told the news agency that the blast happened in the evening. The sources said the victims had been watching a televised match.

"I heard a loud blast. The place is near the market, which I had just left. I ran," resident John Audu told Reuters.

AFP reported earlier that more than 40 people were killed in the blast, citing a police officer.

No group has claimed responsibility, though Boko Haram has staged attacks in the area in the past. The same group abducted over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria on April 14 and is still holding them captive.

A suicide bomber failed to hit an open-air football viewing in the central city of Jos last weekend, as his car blew up before his target was reached. However, three people still died in the blast.

The week before, a suicide bombing killed 118 people in the central city of Jos, while another two bombs on the outskirts of Abuja killed 95 in April.

Comments (29)

 

DarkEyes 03.06.2014 20:38

I think the "Advisers" and "Humanitarian Helpers" arrived in Nigeria.

May peace prevail for all of us.

 

Emmett 02.06.2014 10:32

China is building up infrastructure in Nigeria and have bilateral agreements with that are mutually beneficial.

Enter US and EU and their hired terrorists to bring their special brand of violence. This gives US and EU a pretext to come in to exploit Nigeria and other African nations like they did before.

 

Emmett 02.06.2014 02:59

[quote name='Mossadegh' time='01.06.2014 22:24']

As US been threatening Iran with military and war as we have all heard option on the table all the time, and not mentioning US supported Saddam to start war with Iran and 1953 US destroyed the first democracy in Iran by coup d'etat, and if the other countries are backward in the MD is because most of the governments are US puppets!!
[/quot e]

Never trust the serpent (US). US will cozy up to nations or leaders to get close enough to further their sinister agenda.

Israel controls US and the two are thick as thieves b/c they are thieves and murderers.

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