Suspected suicide bombings rock Maiduguri in Nigeria's northeast

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Posted: Nov 25, 2014 6:38 AM

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two explosions by suspected female suicide bombers hit Maiduguri in Nigeria's northeast on Monday, witnesses said, killing at least five people.

"There were two blasts, all suicide bombers," witness Sani Adamau told Reuters. "While the people were trying to help the injured the second bomb blasted, I saw lots of bodies."

He said he counted more than 30 people on the ground, but did not know if they were dead or wounded.

A source at Maiduguri's General Hospital said five bodies had already arrived from the scene.

(Reporting by Lanre Ola and Isaac Abrak, Writing by Julia Payne; Editing by Alison Williams)