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At least 20 killed in Nigeria bomb blast

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 00:47

At least 20 people died in an explosion at a busy market in the northeastern Nigeria, as Islamic militants linked to Boko Harem are arrested. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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At least 20 are killed in a bomb blast in northeast Nigeria Tuesday. A bomb in a van carrying charcoal exploded in a busy market in the latest suspected attack by Islamist militants. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast. But in recent months, the Islamist group Boko Haram has launched a series of bombings and raids, including the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in April. The military said earlier that it had arrested a number of suspected Boko Haram collaborators it said was involved in the abduction of the schoolgirls.

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At least 20 killed in Nigeria bomb blast

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 00:47