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Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens In Nigeria

Suicide bombers killed dozens of people at a mosque and a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday. According to authorities the twin attack bears the hallmarks of Islamist insurgents Boko Haram. The blasts happened at about 1:20 pm in Mubi, a city some 200 kilometres from the Adamawa state capital, Yola. A source at Mubi General Hospital told AFP they had “so far” received 37 bodies and dozens of critically injured persons. Suspicion immediately fell on Boko Haram, the jihadist group whose quest to establish a hardline Islamic state in northeast Nigeria. The group has left at least 20,000 dead since 2009.

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