‘Twin Blasts’ Rock Nigeria, At least 49 dead


Abuja: In a massive terror attack at least 49 people were killed in the northeast city of Gombe after twin blasts rocked a market. I have 30 bodies in bags and I am sure there are more out there,” said a Red Cross official, who was involved in the evacuation and wanted to remain anonymous.

An official from the National Emergency Management Agency also confirmed that the attacks had taken place and many people were hurt. At least two suicide bombers were involved in the attack. No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, which went off around 16:30 GMT, but they bore the hallmarks of attacks by Boko Haram.

The armed group have killed thousands in a six-year insurgency in the country’s northeast.