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SUICIDE ATTACK AT MILITARY CHECKPOINT IN NIGERIA

TUESDAY 14TH JULY 2015 

 

Four people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber hit a military checkpoint on the outskirts of the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, civilian vigilantes told Agence France-Presse.

The blast happened at about 12:10 pm at the Jimtilo checkpoint, as passengers arriving in Maiduguri were being screened, they said.

"The bomber killed four people and injured five others," said Babakura Kolo, who is part of the militia assisting the military against the insurgents.

"The dead included two civilian JTF (joint task force or vigilantes) and a policeman. Two immigration officers are among those injured."

There was no immediate claim for the attack, but it bore the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

 

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