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9 killed in car bomb blast at checkpoint in Borno

01 November 2016, 15:07

Maiduguri - No fewer than nine persons were killed and severa otherl injured when a car bomb exploded near a military check point along Gubio highway in northern Borno on Tuesday morning, reports NewsDay.

The incident occurred at about 10:30 am

It was unclear if any soldiers were hurt in Tuesday's attack, which was blamed on Boko Haram extremists.

Borno Command, DSP Victor Isuku confirmed the incident.

Also read: AU donates equipment for Boko Haram elimination

He said preliminary reports indicate that those killed were the driver and passengers in the explosives-laden minivan.

Tuesday's attack is coming  less than 24 hours after the terrorist group killed  five soldiers, three vigilantes and a civilian

The soldiers were ambushed by the group on their way to their base in Maiduguri.

- News 24


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