Suspected Islamists kill 20 in market bomb in northeast Nigeria

By Reuters | Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:16 PM

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, March 23 (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants detonated a bomb in a crowded marketplace in northeastern Nigeria killing at least 20 people, witnesses said on Sunday.

Nigerian security officials said the attack late on Saturday in the town of Bama in Borno state bore the hallmarks of an attack by the al Qaeda-linked militant group Boko Haram, which is fighting to carve an Islamic ...

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