Blast rocks northeast Nigeria's Borno state capital Maiduguri

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 10, 2015 11:30 AM

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A loud blast was heard by a Reuters witness just after 4 p.m on Tuesday in Maiduguri, the state capital of Nigeria's Borno state.

It was not immediately possible to confirm whether it was a bomb blast. The city of about two million people was hit by several bombs on Saturday that bore the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

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(Reporting by Lanre Ola; Writing by Julia Payne; Editing by Louise Ireland)