At Least 30 People Killed In Triple Suicide Attack In Borno

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At least 30 people have been reportedly killed in Borno, Northeast, Nigeria, following a triple suicide attack that was carried out by unknown suicide bombers, the biggest mass killing the country has witnessed this year.

Although no terrorist organisation is yet to claim the attack, the Boko Haram group and its Islamic State splinter group have often carried out attacks targeting civilians and the military in Borno state. Their attacks have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced millions of people.

“Yesterday around 8PM it was reported that there was a very loud explosion in (the village of) Konduga. On reaching the scene of the incident we found there was a lot of casualties. In fact the death toll was over 30 and the injured over 42,” an emergency service official told Reuters.

The military did not respond to a request for comment.

Earlier, the village head, Bulama Kalli, said three suicide bombers had taken part in the attack, targeting a place where villagers had gathered to watch a soccer match on a large screen. Most of those killed have now been buried while several survivors are still in hospital in Maiguduri, Kalli said.

Konduga is located some 25km (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the state capital of Borno state.

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