Bomb kills at least 10 in northeast Nigerian city: witnesses

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 01, 2014 3:30 PM

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed on Saturday in a bomb blast in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, witnesses said, in a region where the Islamist sect Boko Haram is pursuing a bloody insurgency.

The bomb exploded at around 6 p.m. in a busy market area in Ajilari-Gomari near the city's airport, and the final death toll was likely to be higher because dozens of people were trapped in the rubble, two witnesses and a police source said.

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