Nigeria: 50 killed by suicide bomb while watching TV match

File: Picture of a suicide bomb scene in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
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Authorities in Maiduguri, located in northeastern Nigeria say at least 50 people have been killed in a series of suicide bomb attacks.

The attacks were carried out in the capital of Borno state where the militant Islamist group Boko Haram originates from.

A total of five explosions went off at two busy markets and a bus terminal near a government security service building, at least two were set off by female bombers and another by a teenage boy

Some of the victims had been watching a soccer match on television Sunday night in the town of Konduga in Nigeria’s Borno state.

Usman Kachalla, head of operations at the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said Monday the attack took place about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Maiduguri.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility though the attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group based in nearby Maiduguri.

Kachalla said that about 40 other people were wounded and taken to nearby hospitals.

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