Two suicide terrorists from the group Boko Haram has carried out bomb attacks at the mosque in northeast Nigeria. Witnesses are reporting at least 42 victims of a double bombing.
10's of believers were killed when 2 suicide bombers blew themselves up in the mosque. The accident happened in the metropolis of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, which was frequently attacked by the terrorist group "Islamic state".
"All the people who were in the mosque, were killed. No one was saved", - quotes Agency France-Press, Muhtari Ahmad, the merchant, who was near the scene of the explosion. "We counted 42 bodies outside of the mosque," added another witness, the assistant forces to support the security Amado March.
The police in Borno state, whose capital Maiduguri is considered and adopted the precedent of the attack, however according to them the number of victims is much smaller - only 14 people. After the explosion, the debris of the mosque wounding many worshipers, note the law enforcers. Those victims who were rescued, were taken to hospital and other medical institutions of the metropolis.
The terrorists entered the mosque disguised as worshippers, according to witnesses. 1 of the attackers carried out a suicide bombing after he entered the mosque. 2nd activated the explosive device later, when people rushed to help the wounded. "When rescuers and many volunteers gathered in front of the mosque, made the 2nd, killing almost all of them," explained Amado March.
No 1 terrorist group has not officially claimed responsibility for the bombings, but in fact no one doubts that behind them "Boko Haram", which appeared in Maiduguri in 2002, the organization. Since then, the metropolis is often pulled to the terrorist attacks.
And only in Nigeria at least 17 thousand people were killed and more than 2.5 million were left homeless, after Boko Haram began a bloody campaign in support of another ruthless terrorist groups - the "Islamic state". On assistance to the Nigerian authorities in the fight against terrorism declared in the United States. Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon are conducting a joint military operation against the militants.
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