Two blasts in Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria: Reuters witness

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 07, 2015 6:39 AM

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two explosions hit the northeastern Nigerian town of Maiduguri on Saturday, according to a Reuters witness, and a military source said one of the blasts was a bomb.

The military source did not give the location of the blasts. Maiduguri is the capital of Borno state, a region which is the heartland of militant Islamist group Boko Haram. There was no immediate word on casualties.

(Reporting by Lanre Ola; editing by David Clarke)