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'54 killed' in Nigeria bombings blamed on Boko Haram

Published 21/09/2015

Boko Haram has resorted to hit-and-run tactics after the Nigerian military recaptured territory once held by the militants
Boko Haram has resorted to hit-and-run tactics after the Nigerian military recaptured territory once held by the militants

Suspected Islamic extremists have killed at least 54 people by detonating explosive devices in crowded areas of Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria's Borno state.

Civilian defence force members said 43 people died in an attack on a mosque and 11 were killed in an attack on market centre.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but initial suspicion has fallen on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, which has resorted to hit-and-run tactics after the Nigerian military recaptured territory once held by the militants.

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