Blast kills at least 24 in northeast Nigeria: police

Blast kills at least 24 in northeast Nigeria: police

At least 24 people have been killed in a double suicide attack on a mosque and a market in northeast Nigeria, police say. 

More than a dozen were hurt in the explosions in the town of Mubi on Tuesday.

Abdullahi Yerima, police commissioner in Adamawa state, said a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the mosque at about 1pm (12:00 GMT) and a second bomber exploded a device 200 metres away as worshippers fled, Reuters news agency reported.

“As I am talking to you now, 24 persons are confirmed dead and the scene is cordoned off by anti-bomb squads and other security personnel,” state police spokesman Othman Abubakar was quoted as saying by The Associated Press.

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